“The WaterFirst designation not only recognizes our efforts as a leading environmental steward, it also gives us access to reduced-rate state loans for building and updating our facilities,” said Water Resources Director Ron Seibenhener.
Nearly three dozen cities, counties and water authorities now participate in the WaterFirst program to improve water conservation in Georgia. The new contract, which must be reviewed every five years, will run through 2020. Gwinnett commissioners approved the renewal application on Tuesday.
Water Resources also partners with the EPA Water Sense program, the Georgia EPD WaterSmart program and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s My Drop Counts campaign.