Wed., April 17, 2013 10:00am
Lawmakers from Georgia and South Carolina are pledging to hold additional meetings to discuss water issues along the Savannah River. Georgia lawmakers spent several hours visiting to the Statehouse in Columbia yesterday.
Wed., April 3, 2013 12:00pm
Lake Lanier, a main drinking water source and recreation area for metro Atlantans, has reached its winter full pool level. The lake has risen more than 13 feet since the middle of December.
Fri., March 29, 2013 5:12pm
A day after the General Assembly adjourned for the session, water watchdogs are celebrating the failure of a bill that could have barred property owners from irrigating on their own land. The bill would have given the state the power to implement water augmentation program to increase the flow of the river, but would block those down river from the project from accessing the water.
Tue., September 4, 2012 3:20pm
Economic development officials say diverse industries need what Macon already has -- a particularly reliable and high quality water supply.
Tue., July 31, 2012 3:40pm
Drought and record commodity prices are straining water resources. State officials say no new permits will be issued in 24 southwest Georgia counties. EPD expects legislature to take up drought protection when they convene in January.
Tue., July 24, 2012 11:39am
South Carolina officials want a new agreement with Georgia to limit pumping from the aquifer that provides drinking water to coastal communities in both states. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton says if an agreement is not reached, the federal courts may have to decide the issue.
Fri., July 20, 2012 3:56pm
Environmental officials are doing more tests on Monroe County wells that have unsafe levels of radon and uranium. The U-S Environmental Protection Agency, along with state and local officials, began collecting water sampleslast week from up to 50 homes. The testing goes through the end of July. Officials hope the data might tell them why some people are getting sick.
Tue., July 3, 2012 10:11am
Atlanta's airport has installed water refilling stations as part of its effort to cut down on the use of disposable water bottles. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the refilling stations on concourses A and T dispense filtered water. Similar stations already exist at some other major airports, including San Francisco International and Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.
Tue., April 3, 2012 1:57pm
Water barrels decorated by artists are being auctioned off in Athens as a way to raise money and promote water conservation efforts. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the rain barrels can help fight drought by catching rainwater to use on lawns or gardens.
Fri., March 2, 2012 2:28pm
The state will not declare a drought for the Flint River Basin. Officials say the protections under the Flint River Drought Protection Act are ineffective and unfunded. Environmentalists are worried.