DRINKING WATER PROGRAM
Phone: 404.656.5660 Fax: 404.651.9590
Nap Caldwell, Manager
Ted Jackson, Program Manager
- Compliance & Enforcement Unit
Charles M. Williams, Unit
- Financial & Records Unit
(Vacant), Fee Coordinator
- Source Water Assessment and Protection Unit
Don Shellenberger, Unit Manager
- Core Drill Unit
- Tracking and Reporting Unit
(Vacant), Unit Manager
- Engineering and Permitting Unit
Kirk Chase, Unit Manager
Issue permits to operate public water systems.
Review and approve water conservation and cross-connection control plans from public water systems.
Approve plans and specifications, engineering reports, design development reports, and business plans for the construction of new public water systems (including source, treatment, storage and distribution system), and approve the expansion or modification of existing public water systems.
Review, rank and approve projects (including environmental review) for funding under the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).
Inspect public water systems to ensure that the water plant, distribution system and water storage facilities are properly operated and maintained.
Provide technical assistance to operators and administrators of public water systems.
Enforce the state and federal Surface Water Treatment and Disinfection Byproducts rules.
Issue boil water advisories.
Establish sampling schedule and track sampling results to ensure
public water system compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Enforce state and federal drinking water regulations concerning
microbiological, chemical, and radiological contaminants in public water
systems, along with lead and copper and the Consumer Confidence Report.
Inspect and certify public water systems.
Provide technical assistance to operators and administrators of
public water systems.
Issue boil water advisories.
Perform public water system vulnerability assessments.
Prepare Wellhead Protection Plans for water supply systems of Georgia's
cities, counties, and authorities.
Implement Georgia's source water assessment and protection
Collect drinking water fees.
Obtain GPA coordinates of EPD facilities for development of GIS databases.
Collect samples annually from Georgia's groundwater monitoring network.
Publish annual reports on groundwater quality in Georgia.
Prepare and update wellhead protection plans, and review applications for new community wells.
Map the geology of recharge areas of major aquifers in Georgia.
Sale of geologic and other Georgia maps and publications.
Chair EPD's Groundwater Protection Coordinating Committee.
Enforce Underground Injection Control (UIC) rules and permit UIC wells.
License water well drillers, certify pump installers and enforce the Water Well Standards Act.
Enforce the Oil and Gas and Deep Drilling Act, and permit oil, gas, and deep wells.
Certify environmentally sensitive property sites and qualified consultants.
Review environmental planning criteria ordinances for mountain and river corridor and ground water protection for DCA.
Advise Georgia Department of Human Resources on permit applications for non-domestic septic systems.
Advise Georgia Department of Agriculture on applications for the sale of bottled spring water in Georgia.
Review reports of and advise on characteristics of proposed rock quarry sites.
Conduct investigations for sources of pollution of community wells and aquifers supplying community wells.
Prepare reports of and provide testimony regarding source sites that contaminate or threaten public water supplies.
Develop GIS databases for EPD-regulated facilities and natural resources.
Maintain and operate drilling rigs and one crew to drill exploratory borings and construct groundwater monitoring wells.
Maintain and operate geophysical logging equipment.
Maintain a soil/rock core and cuttings repository.
Publish annual mining summaries and update lists of publications.
Publish reports and maps of special purpose studies.