Gwinnettians needed for water advisory councils

Volunteers are needed to represent Gwinnett for one of the most critical issues for the state.

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is seeking local residents to serve on three of the six councils that help develop and implement water resources plans for the region.

The councils represent the major river basins in the area, with Gwinnettians needed for the Chattahoochee, Ocmulgee and Oconee advisory councils. Officials are seeking applicants who are involved in environmental, business, real estate, recreation, neighborhood, development, agriculture, utility, academic, water resources or other interests.

Individuals must reside within the river basin of the council for which they apply, a press release said. Members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms. Involvement includes attendance at regular quarterly meetings but may also include special meetings as needed to provide input on Metro Water District activities and actions.

The application, which is due May 17, for Basin Advisory Council membership is available on the Metro Water District's website, www.northgeorgiawater.org.