STEP ONE: Who is Discharging in my Watershed?
Check EPA's Website
The quickest and easiest way to determine who is discharging in your watershed is to access the Georgia Environmental Protection Agency's website and type in the requested information. The website can be found here. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division used to maintain a list of all NPDES permitees in the state on its website, but no longer does. You can submit a request to EPD's water protection branch for a a copy of that list.
Prioritize your search
Depending on your watershed, there may be just a few permits, or there may be hundreds. If your watershed has numerous discharges, you may need to prioritize your search. Consider identifying targets based on the following factors: