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Murphy tapped for committee on water
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Jack Murphy - photo by Submitted
Georgia Lt. Gov Casey Cagle has appointed state Sen. Jack Murphy to the Joint Committee on Water Supply.

The committee was created as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 370, the Water Stewardship Act of 2010, which was signed into law June 2.

The committee will study the state’s reservoir system and conduct an analysis of its strategic needs for additional water supply and enhancement.

Cagle said in a statement that the committee is important because “there is no issue that will affect Georgia’s economic growth and development more than water.”

“Senator Murphy has been a tireless advocate for our water needs and we are confident his leadership on this issue will be very valuable,” he said.

Murphy, a Republican from Cumming, said the state’s efforts in water conservation and supply are “just as important now as they have ever been.”

“We must continue to be vigilant about protecting our water supply and determine innovative ways to manage water with our reservoirs, while conserving this vital natural resource for many generations to come,” he said.

Murphy represents District 27, which includes portions of Cherokee and Forsyth counties.

He also serves as the chairman of the Public Safety Committee.