Coastal water planners are set to vote this week on a regional plan to encourage less water use. The plan doesn't mandate conservation, but does support a five year old permitting process limiting how much water can be withdrawn from groundwater sources. The permits limit the Savannah-area to 2006 levels of water withdraws.
Moving water from one river basin to another could become a more common practice as the state looks for ways to meet its growing water needs. State regulators recently released guidelines for the inter-basin transfers.