Please Call Your State Representative and Ask Them to Vote NO on SB 213
Your calls and emails on SB 213 are working. Together with the Georgia Water Coalition, which represents over 180 groups across Georgia, we have stopped this bad bill from passing. At the end of Wednesday, SB 213 was put on the House Calendar, but when it came time for debate, Speaker Ralston knew the bill had problems and postponed it until the last day, Sine Die, which is Thursday March 28th.
Senate Bill 213,
sponsored by Senator Ross Tolleson of Perry, would give the EPD Director or a private company
ownership of unlimited augmented flows.
Augmentation is defined
nowhere but it means at least this aquifer storage and recovery
experiment in southwest Georgia. If this experiment works, it would
cost roughly $1 billion, with operating costs of $1 or 2 million a day. This would mean a big increase in Metro water rates.
Please call your State Representative today
and urge them to vote NO on SB 213.
Protect our private property
rights and to protect the water ratepayers who could get stuck with the
bill for this huge experiment. The application says that if
augmentation works in the Flint, then Joe Tanner wants to try the
Savannah River and Coosa River next.
Thanks for your efforts to protect Georgia's environment!