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Applicants sought for basin advisory councils
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By: Jim Dean

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The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is looking for Forsyth County residents interested in serving on advisory councils for the Etowah, Chattahoochee and Lake Lanier basins.

The councils are three of six in the 15-county region that help review water resource plans for the region.

These groups provide input to the Metro Water District’s planning process and related activities by representing the variety of stakeholders that rely on the region’s water resources.

The Metro Water District is the planning organization dedicated to developing regional and watershed-specific plans for local governments in the district.

These plans protect water quality, public water supplies and recreational values, as well as minimizing potential adverse impacts of development, on water in and downstream of the region.

The councils represent the major river basins within the planning region: Chattahoochee, Coosa/Etowah, Flint, Ocmulgee and Oconee, as well as Lake Lanier.

Applicants must live in the river basin of the council for which they apply.

Members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed for additional service.

Councils hold regular quarterly meetings and special meetings as needed.

Applications are available on the district’s Web site, The deadline to apply is May 13.