Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue will be in Columbus Wednesday to meet with Chattahoochee River stakeholders.
The 9 a.m. meeting will take place at Columbus Technical College on Manchester Expressway.
The stakeholders will include business people, local officials, elected leaders, agriculture representatives and board members of regional water councils.
The meeting comes in the wake of a U.S. District Court ruling last month by Judge Paul Magnuson that stated Metro Atlanta utilities would have to quit drawing drinking water from Lake Lanier in three years if it can't get Congress to make such withdrawals legal.
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“Judge Magnuson’s ruling has impacts up and down the Chattahoochee and Flint basin,” Governor Perdue said. “While much of the media’s focus has been on Atlanta, it is also vitally important that Georgians outside the metro area understand the key role they will play in protecting and managing our water resources.”
Perdue has held a similar meeting in Atlanta and has one scheduled for Thursday in Albany.