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Why did Sonny Perdue stop planning for a potential water crisis? October 21, 2007

Posted by gademocrat08 in State of Georgia.

Former Governor Roy Barnes had a plan.  Why did Sonny Perdue not follow it and do nothing about managing our water supply?

Former Gov. Roy Barnes, a Democrat who was defeated in 2002, told reporters this week that he had planned to offer grants to fix leaks that waste millions of gallons of water each year. He also said he planned to build three new state reservoirs in north and west Georgia to help insulate the state from a future water crisis. But those plans died when he left office.

“Los Angeles added 1 million people without increasing their water supply,” he told reporters. “And if Los Angeles can do it, I’ll tell you Georgia can.”

It seems the idea of building state reservoirs is gaining steam in the Legislature as Georgia’s battle with the Corps over federal reservoirs heats up.

You can read more about it here.