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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 9:52am

Water Conservation Bill Set to Pass Legislature

Lawmakers are very close to passing a bill intended to conserve water.

The bill requires more water efficient infrastructure of new constructions and individual metering of buildings like apartments, come July 2012.

It also institutes a statewide watering ban during the hottest parts of the day starting next summer.

The bill is intended to show neighboring states Georgia is serious about water conservation.

Sponsor of the senate bill, Republican Ross Tolleson, says it is ready to pass and become law.

"We’ve had environmental, development groups, we’ve had chamber of commerces, we’ve been all working to agree on this, and we have everybody on board… they don’t want any more amendments to bill" he said.

Wednesday both the state senate and house are set to vote on the measure supported by Governor Sonny Perdue.

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