During the 2015 Georgia Legislative Session the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1198, which required the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to issue a report detailing its review of current underground drinking water regulations by June 30, 2017. The report has yet to be issued by EPD, but new groundwater contamination has been identified since 2015 as a result of leaking coal ash ponds at coal fired power plants round the state.
In August, 50 young professionals from across the state will head to Milledgeville to start a new project as part of the Young Gamechangers program. These young innovators, between the ages of 24-40 years old, have diverse backgrounds and careers spanning law, healthcare, non-profit, technology, marketing & communications, education, religion and economic development. They will work for five months to come up with big ideas and solutions to help the Milledgeville-Baldwin County community solve some of its most persistent challenges.
Company joins 12,000+ global organizations, who partner with the United Nations, as its commitment to sustainability strengthens
Strengthening its commitment to sustainability, Southwire formally announced that it became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, an initiative for companies to align strategies and drive operational awareness around universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and take actions that advance societal goals.
Troup County Partners with The Ray to Identify Optimal Asphalt Mix for Tom Hall Parkway
Troup County, Georgia and The Ray are excited to announce that the Tom Hall Parkway paving project will use recycled tires mixed into the asphalt to increase road durability and reduce road noise. The project will cover four lanes spanning one mile and use 3,280 tons of “rubberized” asphalt paving mix using rubber from scrap tires. The reuse of scrap tires reduces public health dangers such as tire fires and increased breeding grounds for mosquitos carrying disease.
Georgia River Network’s Fall Float on the Flint Returns Oct. 7-9; Adventure Promotes Flint River Water Trail
Georgia River Network (GRN), creator of Paddle Georgia, an annual week-long summer canoe/kayak camping adventure, will return to the Flint River this October for its fourth edition of Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint. The event is set for Oct. 7-9.
The trip, produced in partnership with Flint Riverkeeper, will cover about 48 miles of the southwest Georgia river over three days, beginning near Baconton and ending in the backwaters of Lake Seminole near Bainbridge.
Loan commitments include energy and water conservation projects
Fourteen Georgia communities were awarded financing totaling $44,322,000 for water, sewer, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure improvements by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors.