A bill in the state Senate would make it easier for private companies to invest money in river infrastructure. State Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) is sponsoring the measure because he says local officials need flexibility in getting financing for reservoirs. He says the bill is aimed at new water infrastructure and not the Savannah harbor deepening project, for which state officials are urgently seeking funds.
A just-released study shows building new reservoirs in Georgia is not a long-term answer to the state’s growing water needs. The finding flies in the face of Governor-elect Nathan Deal’s reservoir -plan to solve Georgia’s water problems.