News Center
ARC Statement Regarding Report of the Special Master in the Florida v. Georgia U.S. Supreme Court Case

Posted on: Feb 15, 2017

Contact:  Paul Donsky
Phone:  404-463-3194

(Atlanta – Feb 15, 2017)

Special Master Ralph Lancaster on Feb. 14 issued a report recommending the Supreme Court deny Florida’s request for “equitable apportionment” of the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

The following statement is by Katherine Zitsch, manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Natural Resources Division:

“We are pleased with the special master’s decision and his recognition that we ‘have taken significant steps to conserve water in the Atlanta metropolitan region.’ Since 2001, water withdrawals in metro Atlanta have dropped by 10 percent, even as our population has increased by more than 1 million.

A safe, reliable supply of clean water is critical to our economy and quality of life. We are mindful that these precious resources are shared, and we remain committed to good water stewardship.”

# # #

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are seeking resources for older persons and individuals with disabilities, contact us at404-463-3333 or visit

Learn more about impacted programs, meetings, and events as well as helpful resources for businesses and local governments…