Rock Quarry

Athens-Clarke County Government

The Mayor and Commission will meet at 5:30 pm today for a special called session.


This evening, the Mayor and Commission will vote to approve an amendment to the annual operating and capital budget for the 2021 fiscal year. The goal of the amendment is to allocate money for expenses related to the acquisition of the Rock Hill Quarry, which will cost the Athens-Clarke County Government $23 million and be used as a long-term water storage facility. 

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The Athens-Clarke County government putting measures in place to address long-term water storage, by approving the purchase of the Rock Hill Quarry in Athens for long-term water storage.  

Mayor Kelly Girtz explains the reasoning behind the decision.

“Wanting to be more heavily invested in water reuse, and so that's the phenomenon in which we take water that has come down our drains, could get modestly amended, and be for non-potable uses, as for industrial uses, and stored for some period of time before ultimately, being reused.”