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Georgia Clean Water Project


  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $120,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Georgia

About this grant

About 60 percent of Georgia’s waterways are currently too polluted for fishing or swimming. The two major sources of this pollution are direct discharges from wastewater treatment plants and polluted runoff from construction sites. The Clean Water Act includes provisions that address such pollution sources.Multiyear funding will enable the Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest to work with citizen groups to help implement water quality programs across the state. Activities will include promoting protective clean-up standards, monitoring water quality permits and improving stormwater management practices.The center is a nonprofit public interest law agency dedicated to helping Georgia citizens participate in the development and effective implementation of public policy and laws to protect the state’s natural resources.