Water Conservation Implementation Plan

The State Water Plan calls for the creation of a water conservation implementation plan (WCIP).

The WCIP provides guidance to help Georgia’s seven major water use sectors effectively implement water conservation state-wide. The major water use sectors include: agricultural irrigation; electric generation; golf courses; industrial and commercial; landscape irrigation; domestic and non-industrial public uses; and state agencies. Each sector-specific chapter of the WCIP details water conservation goals, benchmarks, best practices and implementation actions designed to reduce water waste, water loss, and where necessary, water use. The ultimate goal of water conservation is to maximize the benefit from each gallon of water used. The WCIP provides guidance for how to achieve that.

The WCIP will be used to guide decisions related to water use and water management by:

  1. Educating water users about water conservation practices and the goals they can accomplish,
  2. Informing regional water plan preparation that will be overseen by regional water planning councils,
  3. Helping water use sectors collectively improve water use efficiency, and
  4. Informing DNR rule-making regarding water conservation requirements in permitting.

Click here for a synopsis of the WCIP.

Click here for the March 2010 WCIP.

The WCIP was developed with assistance and comments from many individuals. For a copy of the comments and responses incorporated into the WCIP, please click here.

Detailed Guidance for Evaluating Practices to Manage Demands (Water Conservation Guidance).

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