Georgia communities receive loans for energy, land, water projects

Seventeen Georgia communities were awarded financing totaling $79,183,000 for water, wastewater, and sewer infrastructure improvements by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

Approved loans:

• Athens-Clarke County awarded a $500,000 CWSRF conservation loan

• Blue Ridge awarded a $900,000 CWSRF conservation loan and a $250,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund conservation loan

• Bryan County Board of Commissioners awarded a $2,900,000 Georgia Fund conservation loan

• Chickamauga awarded a $400,000 DWSRF loan

• Hahira awarded a $737,000 CWSRF conservation loan

• Kingsland awarded a $1,500,000 DWSRF conservation loan

• Lyons awarded a $14,800,000 CWSRF conservation loan

• Monticello awarded a $3,336,000 DWSRF loan

• Perry awarded a $7,800,000 DWSRF loan

• Pickens County awarded a $1,413,000 DWSRF loan

• Polk County awarded a $7,400,000 DWSRF loan

• Quitman awarded a $1,467,000 DWSRF conservation loan

• Rockdale County Board of Commissioners awarded a $22,680,000 CWSRF loan

• Roswell awarded a $3,000,000 CWSRF conservation loan

• St. Marys awarded a $500,000 DWSRF loan

• Valdosta awarded a $8,000,000 Georgia Fund loan

• Whitfield County awarded a $1,600,000 CWSRF conservation loan

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority is the lead agency for state energy programs; directs the Georgia Land Conservation Program; maintains state-owned fuel storage tanks; and offers financing for reservoir and water supply, water quality, stormwater, and solid waste infrastructure. Since 1985, GEFA has approved financial commitments totaling more than $3.7 billion to local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

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