Implementation of the Suwannee-Satilla Regional Water Plan is carried out largely by the various water users and wastewater utilities in the region. Effective implementation of the Plan will require the availability of sufficient funding in the form of loans and grants. In addition, ongoing coordination and collaboration among stakeholders is crucial for successful implementation. The following provides an overview of some key implementation projects and funding sources within the Suwannee-Satilla Region:
GEFA Funding Projects
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) provides loans and grants in the region to support wastewater and drinking water related projects. Since 2015 $9.7 million in loans and grants has been provided through the Clean Water program, $8.8 million through the Drinking Water Program, and $3.9 million through the Georgia Fund.
Regional Water Plan Seed Grants provide competitive funding annually to support and incentivize local governments and other water users as they undertake implementation of the Regional Water Plan. See REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS for more information.