October 2016 
Nationally-recognized water loss  program
helps communities conserve water
More than 100 utilities across Georgia 
identified opportunities for water conservation through the Water Loss Technical Assistance Progra m.  The utilities now have a much better understanding of water loss and the corrective measures that can be  undertaken  to conserve water and save money.  Read more

Communities receive financing for e nvironmental infrastructure
The GEFA board of directors awarded 14 communities $13,167,500 for environmental projects during its August meeting. Five communities received Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loans, three communities received Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) loans, and six communities received Georgia Fund loans. Read more

Georgia Land Conservation Program annual report available 
The 2015 Georgia Land Conservation Program's annual report includes a detailed profile of the conservation and financial initiatives and programs created to help protect and preserve the state's natural resources. In 2015, the GLCP conserved 8,897 acres including buffers on important waterways, habitats for endangered species and active agricultural and timber lands. Read more

GEFA staff announcements
GEFA welcomed three new staff members over the past couple of months. Read more

GEFA around Georgia
GEFA will be at several conferences through the remainder of the year.


  • Georgia Association of Regional Commissions (GARC) Conference: St. Simons Island, November 2-4
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Fall Conference: Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, November 15-16

  • Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators: UGA Hotel and Conference Center, December 4-6