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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Environmental Protection
Passed overwhelmingly by Georgia voters in 2010, energy performance contracting allows state agencies to use funds normally spent on utility bills to finance building improvements. These improvements focus on lowering energy and water consumption.
In a pilot leak detection project by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), over 200 million gallons of water a year were detected as being lost. This extreme discovery helped GEFA receive a National Recognition Award--a prestigious honor demonstrating exceptional achievement in engineering.
Today, April 29, Air Quality Awareness Week kicks off to educate Georgians about the health effects of air pollution and the meaningful actions they can take to improve outdoor air quality.
Georgia expanded its investment in clean water, tourism and public health this month by adding more than 9,500 acres to the Townsend and Flat Tub wildlife management areas along the Altamaha and Ocmulgee Rivers.