"Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association"

Water Information

Click HERE to view general information from the Georgia EPD Watershed Protection Branch

HERE to view the Georgia EPD Rules for Drought Management/Water Conservation

Click HERE to download the 2015 Water Reporting Form


Water Permitting Information
Under state law, any party withdrawing more than 100,000 gallons of water
per day (on a monthly average), on a systemwide basis, from surface water or
groundwater, should have a state approved withdrawal permit.
In terms of municipal or industrial usage, that means actual usage above
100,000 gpd, in terms of agricultural irrigation permits that means any
systemwide total pumping capacity of 70 gallons per minute or more.

Specifics for Recreational Turf irrigation:

a) Groundwater - For any golf course using groundwater in Bryan, Chatham,
Effingham and Glynn counties, a MUNICIPAL & INDUSTRIAL GW withdrawal permit
is required by law.   Please contact Bill Frechette of the GW permitting
Unit at 404-675-1680.

b) Groundwater - For any golf courses using groundwater anywhere else in the
state (the other 155 counties), an AGRICULTURAL GW withdrawal permit is
required by law.  Please contact Chris Ward at 229-391-2400.

c) Surface Water - For any golf course using surface water for irrigation
from streams upstream of Peachtree Creek in the Chattahoochee River Basin,
a MUNICIPAL & INDUSTRIAL SW withdrawal permit is required by law.  Please
contact Ade Oke at 404-362-2637.

d) Surface Water -  For any golf courses using surface water anywhere else
in the state, an AGRICULTURAL SW withdrawal permit is required by law.
Please contact Chris Ward at 229-391-2400.


"Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association"

Membership Inquiry

Membership in the Georgia GCSA is open to any individual directly involved in the turf industry. Golf course superintendents, assistants, employees of members, manufacturers, distributors, educators, turf maintenance professionals, turfgrass students and specialists are all welcome. Membership classifications are assigned according to the Georgia GCSA Bylaws.

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