Forecasting Summary

EPD will develop regional forecasts of water and wastewater demands. The four areas of major water use addressed in developing the required 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-year forecasts of future regional water and wastewater demands are:

Because major land use changes can also affect the demands on water resources to assimilate pollutants, regional water councils will also be provided land use forecasts for these time frames. The domestic, commercial and industrial water use forecasts mentioned above will be based on population and employment forecasts prepared for the State of Georgia by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Coosa - North Georgia Middle Chattahoochee Metro North Georgia Savannah - Upper Ogeechee Upper Flint Middle Ocmulgee Upper Oconee Lower Flint - Ochlockonee Suwannee - Satilla Altamaha Coastal Georgia