Groundwater Use and Conservation in the Savannah Area
Elfner, Mary A.
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The Floridan Aquifer supplies high quality groundwater to industrial, agricultural, commercial, and residential users throughout Florida, the coastal plain of Georgia, and southern portions of South Carolina and Alabama. How can we best utilize this resource without doing damage to its life-sustaining qualities? Water conservation can help us utilize the aquifer in a sustainable manner. This paper will attempt to answer these questions of sustainable use by looking at the big picture: who are the users, how much do they use, and what amount of withdrawal can the aquifer sustain? Also explored is how water conservation practices can help us to be better stewards of the aquifer.