I moved back to Georgia at the end of June 2016. Since that time, I have been through four — yes, really — water “crises” in Milledgeville in which it was unsafe to drink the water or shower in it. Last week, we had algae blooming in the water source, which isn’t harmful to drink, but tastes and smells bad.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia’s air quality has improved significantly over the past decade, largely due to shuttered coal-fired plants and lower emissions in newer automobiles and construction equipment. Emissions of ozone-forming sulfur dioxide (SO2) declined from more than 700,000 tons a year in 2005 to less than 100,000 tons in 2015, according to