Major water resources within the Middle Ocmulgee Region include portions of the Oconee, Ocmulgee, and Flint river basins. This Region encompasses several major population centers including Macon, Warner Robbins, and Covington.
The Middle Ocmulgee Regional Water Planning Council meets regularly between plan updates to discuss ongoing implementation of the plan, conduct outreach to interested stakeholders, and hear the latest on water issues affecting the Region.
Funding for Implementation
Georgia's Environmental Protection Division (EPD) oversees the Regional Water Plan Seed Grant program, which offers competitive funding annually to local governments and other water users to support implementation of the Regional Water Plan.
Members of the Regional Council participate in outreach activities to increase knowledge and understanding of the Regional Plan. A presentation template summarizing the Regional Plan and the planning process is available to Council members upon request.
EPD collaborated with the planning contractors and Council Chairs to create a newsletter to keep Council Members updated on the work that was underway during the 2020-2023 Regional Water Plan Update. Topics covered include updates from EPD, planning process and resource assessment overviews, forecasting results, and funding updates. Newsletter editions may be released on a quarterly basis or after Council Meetings, as appropriate. The released newsletters can be found below and are sorted by date.