Maybe we need signs like that around here to remind
people that what goes into the ground comes out in our
San Antonio has its
Edwards Aquifer Protection Program.
Maybe our local governments need to have
Floridan Aquifer Protection Programs.
Georgia state law seems to indicate they should.
(1) Background. Variable levels of recharge area protection can be
based upon the State’s hydrogeology (e.g., areas such as the
Dougherty Plain where a major aquifer crops out would receive a
relatively high degree of protection whereas other areas, such as
the shale hills of northwest Georgia, would receive a lower degree
of protection). Recharge area protection within the significant
recharge areas would be further refined, based upon the local
susceptibility or vulnerability to human induced pollution (e.g.,
high, medium, or low). The significant recharge areas have already
been identified and mapped (about 22-23% of the State). Pollution
susceptibility mapping is ongoing. Existing statutes are adequate
for protecting the remaining recharge areas (about 77-78% of the