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The State Gets Behind Water Infrastructure

Though the courts ruled in Georgia's favor in the 'Water Wars' litigation, the state has moved forward with shoring up its water supply in anticipation of population growth. The Governor's Water Supply Program (Nathan Deal in this case) will disperse close to $100 million in loans to a variety of county governments including Paulding, Walton and Oconee to help fund the construction of reservoir projects, though it should be noted that the counties are picking up the majority of the tab. It was also announced that two smaller state agencies made grants to fund smaller water infrastructure projects, including one at Lake Lanier (aka Atlanta's water glass). [Atlanta Business Chronicle]