Water Loss Technical Assistance

The Water Loss Technical Assistance Program provides water loss assistance to water systems throughout the state. 

The program is intended to fund projects that have been identified through the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s water loss audit process. The size and number of projects to be completed will be determined based on the number of applications and available funding through the federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Eligible water systems include:

  • Systems that serve 3,300 to 100,000 individuals.
  • Systems that submitted a 2016 water audit to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) by March 1, 2017.

Eligible projects include:

  • Finished water meter testing
  • Customer water meter testing
  • Pilot leak detection
  • Large diameter condition assessment and leak detection
  • Pilot District Metered Area (DMA) evaluation
  • Pilot pressure management

Contact Larry Lewison with Cavanaugh at 1-877-557-8923 or via email with questions regarding the application. 

Download the application.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size are the technical assistance projects?

The size and number of technical assistance projects awarded will be determined based on the number of applicants and available funding.

How many projects will be awarded per water system?

One project per water system will be awarded, subject to funding availability.

Will GEFA award a project that is different from the six types listed on the application?

No. The project types have been identified as project types that fit with the applicable funding source and support the mission of the program.

What if I don’t have all of the supporting documentation that is requested on the application?

Provide as much of the requested documentation as possible. We can work with you to obtain any missing information if you are approved for the program.

When are the applications due?

Applications and supporting documentation sent via email (preferred method) must be received by Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

If email submittal is not feasible, contact Larry Lewison (contact information above) and he will provide an alternate method for submitting the application.

When will systems be notified regarding the funding awards?

The timeframe for evaluation of applications will be dependent on the correctness and completeness of the applications.

Are matching funds required by the applicant?

No. Matching funds are not required.