Water Storage

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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.”