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Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Fixing the Holes in Georgia’s Water Bucket

A common-sense approach to water supply needs

Water – who has it and who needs it – is creating a polarized political climate of “us” versus “them.” For almost 20 years, the state of Georgia has battled Alabama and Florida in the courts for its share of Lake Lanier’s water supply. Georgia’s legal battle has already cost the taxpayers nearly $6.7 million, with another $5 million spent by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The legal discord has sown distrust among the three states and now threatens to sow similar troubles here at home by pitting the water needs of metro Atlanta against those of the rural regions of the state.
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