The Governor signed an executive order directing Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) to convene a Water Supply Task Force to advise GEFA on implementing the Governor’s Water Supply Program. The program is intended to align and mobilize resources of water supply adequate to meet future demands. Representatives from the following are members of the task force:

The Governor instructed the Task Force to accomplish the following key objectives:

  1. Develop project financing options, including but not limited to low-interest and subsidized loans and direct state project investment;
  2. Develop a project selection system that ensures alignment of state financial support for critical, cost-effective water supply projects;
  3. Develop a plan that enumerates the key challenges to developing new water supply facilities in the state and identifies the most effective solutions to those challenges; and
  4. Explore opportunities to leverage additional project financing through public-private partnerships.