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Why Hall County received this special designation
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Hall County is now a "WaterFirst" community, and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority recognized officials for the honor on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Hall County has been recognized by a state program that honors local governments for water resource management.

Hall is now a “WaterFirst” community, after a committee evaluated the county’s water resources work in March. The county can also now get a 1% interest reduction on loans from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority, a state agency that offers loans for water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure projects.

“We’re very excited about this designation. Here in Hall County water is a top priority, and being responsible stewards of our precious water resources is just one of the many reasons that Hall County is such a desirable destination to live, work and visit,” Ken Rearden, Hall’s public works director, said in a statement.

The county is now eligible for water-related project applications to the Community Development Block Grant Program through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and priority status in the 319 Grant Program through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

WaterFirst communities can apply for re-certification every five years.

Compiled from Hall County Government press release

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