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How you can help plan future use of water resources
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The waterfront by the boat ramp at River Forks Park in Gainesville, on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. - photo by David Barnes

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is seeking interested residents from Hall County to serve on the Oconee, Chattahoochee and Lake Lanier Basin Advisory Councils, three of six councils in the 15-county region that help develop and implement water resources plans for the region.

The councils provide input by representing the wide variety of stakeholders that rely on the region’s water resources. The Metro Water District will soon begin work on the 2022 update to the Water Resource Management Plan and is looking for voices from diverse interest groups to participate in this process.

Interested citizens are encouraged to apply as well as persons who represent environmental, business, real estate, recreation, neighborhood, agriculture, utility, academic, water resources and other interests.

Individuals must reside within the river basin of the council for which they apply. Members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms. Councils hold regular quarterly meetings but may also hold special meetings as needed to provide input on Metro Water District activities and actions.

The application for Basin Advisory Council membership is available at The deadline to apply is May 3. For more information, contact the Metro Water District at 470-378-1551 or

Compiled from Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District press release