State House members will take time during the off-session to look at Georgia’s private water systems and examine aspects of navigable streams in this state. House Speaker Jon Burns, R-Newington, announced the creation of the two study committees Monday. Both came out of legislation during the 2024 session.

State Rep. Trey Rhodes, R-Greensboro, chairman of the House Committee on Game, Fish & Parks, will chair the House Study Committee on Private Water Systems. Created with the adoption of House Resolution 1498l the committee has been tasked with evaluating all aspects of the operation of private water systems in this state and may make recommendations for proposed legislation ahead of the 2025 legislative session.

“These private water systems play a vital role in many rural Georgia communities, and we want to ensure that our constituents who are serviced by private water systems are being given fair rates and fees,” said Rhodes.


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