People are proud of their efforts to conserve. We need to fight to keep our water and look to new sources to supply Gwinnett and District 104.
Water and other resources are most important to attracting commerce to the area. Education is the key to conserving limited resources. We should be proud of our citizens and their response to limitations during a time of severe drought, but we must remember that this critical resource can be a non-renewable commodity.
The Wayne Hill Water Treatment Plant is the most sophisticated technology of its kind in the world. We have visitors from across the globe coming to learn from our technology. We now see the first purified water returning to Lake Lanier to add to the supply. The depth of the underground pipeline cools the supply to protect trout and other cool water fish.
Incentives for technology to conserve water would improve our conservation efforts. Water saving devices are additional tools. Conserving rainwater and other methods of collecting, storing, and using reclaimed water are important.
I am confident that by working together we can resolve the ongoing water dispute with Alabama and Florida and guarantee a supply of good, clean, healthy water for the foreseeable future.