Slight Reduction in Atlanta's Use of Chattahoochee

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A conservation group says metro Atlanta has made incremental progress in reducing water use since 2011, but could do more.

Atlanta-based Chattahoochee Riverkeeper released the findings as part of a 40-page update to its 2011 report, "Filling the Water Gap: Conservation Successes and Missed Opportunities in Metro Atlanta."

That report projected that the region could save as much as 160 million gallons of water per day through certain conservation measures.

Though some progress has been made, the group says residents in metro Atlanta "can and should do more."

Its report said that resolving the ongoing conflict with Alabama and Florida over allocation of water in Georgia "depends on our ability to show our downstream neighbors that we are doing all we can to conserve."

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