The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission held a second water quality meeting for Floyd and Chattooga Counties on Tuesday. The topic was elevated bacteria in the watersheds of the lower Chattooga River as well as Dozier, Dykes, Heath, Horseleg, Johns and Kings Creek in Floyd County.

Tuesday’s meeting was to get public input about there the bacteria is coming from and what best management practices could be used to address those sources.  The bacteria can come from a number of sources from wildlife and agriculture to landfill runoff and failing septic tanks.