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The Clean Water Campaign is a cooperative, multi-agency public education initiative spearheaded by 20 local metro Atlanta governments and managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The mission of the Clean Water Campaign is to educate the public about the common sources of water pollution due to storm water runoff and the negative effects on our water supply, recreational opportunities, aquatic ecosystems and quality of life, at http://www.cleanwatercampaign.com

Corridors: Citizen Riparian Network provides access to technical information and assistance to citizens interested in preserving and restoring the banks and vegetation along their waterways. This network helps local governments educate citizens about the importance of protecting riparian corridors and provides landowners with the information they need to restore the riparian zone on their property to reduce erosion, improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat with native plantings, at http://www.gabuffers.org This site also provides a link to the Georgia Stream Buffer Initiative.

EPA Nonpoint Source site has information on nonpoint source pollution sources and solutions, public education, funding opportunities, publications and more: http://www.epa.gov/owow/NPS/

EPA Region 4 Nonpoint Source site also has nonpoint source pollution information, some specific to the Southeastern U.S.: http://www.epa.gov/region4/water/nps/

EPA Storm Water Program site has the Federal Phase I and Phase II Storm Water Rules, information and guidance on municipal, industrial and construction activity storm water permitting, best management practices, training workshops and more: http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6

EPA Office of Wastewater Management site has information on urban wet weather, storm water, combined sewer overflows, sanitary sewer overflows and wet weather research projects: http://www.epa.gov/owm

EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds site has information on watersheds, wetlands, polluted runoff, water quality and training programs: http://www.epa.gov/owow/

Georgia Environmental Protection Division homepage has information on Phase I storm water permits for municipal, industrial and construction activities, the Phase II storm water program, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Act requirements, Adopt-A-Stream and Project Wet programs, nonpoint source pollution control activities, funding options, rules and regulations, public notices and more: http://www.ganet.org/dnr/environ/

Georgia Stormwater Management Design Manual being developed by the Atlanta Regional Commission is available for download on the ARC Web site: http://www.atlantaregional.com/
National Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database provides access to BMP performance data in a standardized format for over 90 BMP studies conducted over the past fifteen years. The database may be searched and/or downloaded on this Web site, and is also available on CD-ROM: http://www.bmpdatabase.org/

National Menu of BMPs for NPDES Storm Water Phase II contains over 100 fact sheets describing both structural and nonstructural management practices that can be used to fulfill the 6 minimum measures outlined in the Storm Water Phase II Rule. The fact sheets are also provided in .pdf format for convenient downloading: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/menuofbmps/menu.htm

The National NEMO Network is a group of affiliated projects that educate local land use decision-makers about the relationship of land use to natural resource protection. NEMO Network projects are adapted from the University of Connecticut’s Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) project, but are tailored to the land use issues and natural resource management priorities of a given state: http://nemo.uconn.edu

Recommended Best Management Practices for Forestry in Georgia, by the Georgia Forestry Commission at http://www.gfc.state.ga.us under Forest Management.

Stormwater Manager's Resource Center is designed specifically for stormwater practitioners, local government officials and others that need technical assistance on stormwater management issues. Created and maintained by the Center for Watershed Protection, the SMRC comprehensive stormwater information in a single site: http://www.stormwatercenter.net/

Information on the Metropolitan River Protection Act and the Chattahoochee River Corridor Protection Plan is available on the Atlanta Regional Commission Web site at http://www.atlantaregional.com/water/


EPA Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program site has information on current federal and state TMDL issues, guidance material, maps and lists of impaired waters for all states and more: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/tmdl/

EPA Region 4 TMDL site has information specific to Georgia and the Southeast, including implementation tools and copies of TMDLs issued by the states and by EPA: http://www.epa.gov/region4/water/tmdl/

The Georgia EPD site has information on 303(d) listed water and TMDLs developed by the state: http://www.ganet.org/dnr/environ/. Click on Water Quality under Georgia’s Environment and also Technical Guidance Documents and scroll down.

Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) site has information on TMDLs and other water issues affecting county governments in Georgia: http://www.accg.org/, then click on Ga Water Campaign links on left side of page.
Georgia Water Management Campaign (GWMC) has been established to enhance local governments’ ability to manage and protect water resources by translating water management policies into local government decision-making capabilities, guidance and technical assistance. The GWMC Web site contains information produced by the Campaign, including resource tools, case studies, TMDLs, maps, water-related links and more: http://www.gah2o.com/


EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting Program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the US, including industrial and municipal facilities: http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/

EPA Office of Wastewater Management site has information on wastewater permitting and technology, guidance materials and more: http://www.epa.gov/owm/

Georgia EPD homepage has information on municipal and industrial wastewater permits, rules and regulations and public meetings: http://www.ganet.org/dnr/environ/
Look under Regulated Community, EPD Forms and Technical Guidance sections.

The Georgia Water & Pollution Control Association (GW&PCA) has information on wastewater issues, conferences, member services and operator training through the Georgia Water & Wastewater Institute: http://www.gwpca.org/