The Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) is responsible for setting and enforcing water quality standards. The goals of establishing these standards are to “provide enhancement of water quality and prevention of pollution; to protect the public health or welfare in accordance with the public interest for drinking water supplies, conservation of fish, wildlife, and other beneficial aquatic life, and agricultural, industrial, recreational, and other reasonable and necessary uses and to maintain and improve the biological integrity of the waters of the State.” This publication contains comprehensive information about Georgia's water quality standards and what the public should know about bodies of water that do not meet these standards.
Status and Revision History
Published on Mar 18, 2004
Published on Feb 23, 2009
Published on May 14, 2009
Published with Full Review on Feb 17, 2012
Published with Minor Revisions on Apr 07, 2015