Thu., October 22, 2009 1:02pm (EDT)

Grassroots Group Tackles Tri-State Water Dispute
By Melissa Stiers
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Stakeholders in the basins are organizing a group to influence water policy in the states. (photo courtesy of ACF Stakeholders)
Stakeholders in the basins are organizing a group to influence water policy in the states. (photo courtesy of ACF Stakeholders)
A grass-roots group wants to tackle the tri-state water dispute between Georgia, Florida and Alabama because they're frustrated with the states’ efforts.

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin stakeholders or ACF is made up of local business leaders, environmentalists, local government officials and citizens in all three states.

Interim president Wilton Rooks says the group formed because the stakeholders didn’t have much faith in the current process.

“We didn’t believe the political and legal process is making much progress and we believe the stakeholders have a different approach and can come up with better solutions.”

Rooks says anyone with interest in the issue can join.

The election process is underway to form a governing board that will consist of 14 representatives from each of the four sub-basins. On December 10, the board will meet for the first time in Albany.

For more information, go here.