Metro Atlanta's Clean Water Initiative
The Clean Water Initiative was formed in April 2000 to study metro Atlanta's growing water quality challenges and recommend a framework to address these challenges. A task force of diverse and influential leaders was assembled to study regional water quality issues and reach consensus on the strategies and structures this region should employ to address these challenges. The task force reached its final recommendations in October 2000. The focus of the recommendations was the creation of a "Metro Atlanta Water Planning District" for a sixteen county area in metro Atlanta. These recommendations have formed the basis for legislation introduced by the Governor in the 2001 session of the Georgia Assembly.