Will we have pools?

It’s not looking hopeful.

If drought conditions do not improve in February and March, summertime swimming could be lost before we’re even out of spring.

North Georgia needs to have four consecutive months of continued improvement before the state can consider downgrading the Level 4 drought —- the most severe designation —- and lift the restrictions on outdoor watering, according to state regulations.

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  1. http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2007_08/fulltext/hb1005.htm

    House Bill 1005
    By: Representatives Jerguson of the 22nd, Byrd of the 20th, Hill of the 21st, and Bearden of the 68th

    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    AN ACT

    To amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the control of water pollution and surface-water use, so as to limit what restrictions the director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources may place on public, private, or community swimming pools under certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

    SECTION 1.
    Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the control of water pollution and surface-water use, is amended by striking “and” immediately after the “;” in paragraph (4) and adding a new paragraph to subsection (l) of Code Section 12-5-31, relating to permits for the withdrawal, diversion, or impoundment of surface waters generally, to read as follows:
    “(4.1) When imposing any restrictions pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection, the director shall not be permitted to restrict the use or maintenance of public, private, or community swimming pools; and”

    SECTION 2.
    All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

  2. Icarus says:

    Rep. Davis,

    while you’re here,

    What’s your opinion of Rep Forester’s attempt to impeach the Lt. Gov?

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