A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Watershed Protection Branch

The Watershed Protection Branch manages water resources in Georgia through permits to local governments and industry to discharge treated wastewater and to local governments, industry, farmers and subdivisions for surface water and groundwater withdrawals.  The Branch ensures that Georgia's public water systems are operating properly to supply safe drinking water to citizens, works to control nonpoint sources of pollution, including erosion and sedimentation, and manages storm water discharges. This Branch also conducts water quality monitoring and modeling of Georgia's waterways.  Contact information for Associates within the Branch may be found within the Watershed Protection Branch organization chart and phone list.

General Information

Water Conservation

Drinking Water/Water Withdrawal

Watershed Planning and Monitoring Program

Wastewater Regulatory Program

Storm Water

Safe Dams Program

Please click Here for Safe Dams page.