Moderated by Tom Sabulis
State-built reservoirs can damage environmental habitat through land-clearing, and corrode taxpayers’ trust and pocketbooks. An environmentalist writes that developers and other industries are not held accountable for exploiting water resources. A former state official-turned-lobbyist responds that state and federal regulations are tough enough. He cites the proposed Glades reservoir in Hall County as an example of a reservoir rejected as a development project but re-envisioned as a water-supply resource.
Reservoirs needed for drinking water
By Joe Tanner
Water supply reservoirs are a vital component of Georgia’s management of its precious water resources. Without the current system of reservoirs, millions of Georgians would be without drinking water for extended periods during the summer and fall.
Those who suggest that developers influence decisions as to when and where to build water-supply reservoirs are either not informed or chose to ignore