Every Drop Matters

Water quality has a direct impact on our health and the health of the ecosystem.

Check out these videos below to learn more about various issues that are directly effecting water quality in Georgia.

The Okefenokee Swamp

The Okefenokee Swamp is an important ecological part of Georgia. Currently, it is under threat from proposed mines. Learn about the swamp and how you can help.


Plastic is everywhere. Small parts of it are in our water supply and getting into the food that we eat and the water we drink. Learn more about this issue and what you can do to reduce microplastic contamination.


Lead is detrimental to human health. It is still getting into our water supply through outdated water infrastructure and other contaminates. Learn about what is being done to reduce lead exposure, especially for children.

Coal Ash

Coal Ash is the leftover waste from burning coal at coal-fired electricity plants. There are twelve (12) coal-fired power plants in Georgia. Georgia has at least 59 Coal Ash storage sites: 25 at active plants, storing 86+million tons. Some of the disposed coal ash is stored properly, in lined pits, some of it is not.

ABout Science for Georgia

Updated on August 4, 2023

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