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Georgia Groundwater Use Act (Georgia)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Georgia
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The purpose of the Georgia Groundwater Use Act is to establish procedures to be followed to obtain a permit to withdraw, obtain or utilize groundwater and for the submission of information concerning the amount of grand water withdrawal, its intended use, and the proposed aquifer or aquifers of withdrawal to the Environmental Protection Division (EPD). Groundwater withdrawals of greater than 100,000 gallons per day require a permit from the EPD. Permit applications that request an increase in water usage must also submit a water conservation plan approved by the Director of the EPD.