Georgia governor looks for water solutions after Lake Lanier ruling

08/2/2009 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking for solutions after a federal judge ruled Atlanta is illegally tapping drinking water from Lake Lanier. The judge allowed Georgia, Alabama and Florida three years to reach a compromise on the water issue. Atlanta currently averages 88 million gallons of water a day drawn from Lake Lanier, and about 3.5 million people in North Georgia rely on drinking water from the lake.

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