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Liquid Assets: Tide Turns Against Privatization of City Water Systems

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There's nothing like a fiscal deficit to prompt municipal leaders to think hard about how to save money. Everything is on the table and no city service or asset is untouchable. So last November when the mayor of Carbondale, Illinois made several suggestions for bailing out the cash-strapped city, the idea of selling the municipal water and sewer system gained serious traction.

Georgia Running Out of Time To Meet 2012 Water Deadline

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Lake Lanier 2012 Deadline LoomsMetro Atlanta’s water supply will be drastically cut if no solutions are found. A state water panel has determined that Georgia does not have the time or money to meet a 2012 deadline for finding new water sources for metro Atlanta.

Water Issues Dividing and Challenging the U.S.

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With floods across the Midwest, droughts along the Southwest, and legal skirmishes in the West and South—water issues are dividing the United States and challenging its citizens like never before. As first reported by Circle of Blue in July 2008, increasing competition for diminishing water supplies is driving the United States into an era of water scarcity.

Alabama, Florida and Georgia: A Tri-State Tug-of-War for Lake Lanier

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Congress solidifies a federal judge's ruling to settle a 20-year-old dispute.

Federal Judge Declares Atlanta Water Withdrawals Illegal

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lanier According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a federal judge has given Georgia three years to stop withdrawing water from a federal reservoir.

Peter Gleick: An Eastern Judge Points the Way to Solving Western Water Problems

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chattahoochee A District Court judge in the southeastern United States has just described our water problems with stunning clarity.

Opinion: Georgia Needs More than Rain and Rhetoric to Recover from Drought

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ATLANTA -- It might be raining in Georgia, but the southeastern…

Congressmen Urge Obama to Strengthen Clean Water Act

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The Bush Administration has weakened the maw of the Clean Water…

Tax free toilets! Atlantans encouraged to upgrade their loos

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ATLANTA, Georgia -- Using tax incentives to persuade conservation,…

Thirsty Atlanta to Battle Southeast States over Lake Lanier Water Supply

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For nearly twenty years Florida and Alabama have turned a critical…

Lawmakers want study of water system

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BAINBRIDGE, Georgia - U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla) and Florida…

Atlanta's Lake Lanier at near-record low July 4

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ATLANTA-With the water level at Lake Lanier verging on a record…