Sen. Butterworth Announces GEFA Loan for Water Improvements in Franklin County

ATLANTA (Feb. 28, 2011) – Today, State Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Demorest) announced the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority has awarded a $582,290 loan to Franklin County along with a $500,000 subsidy under the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

“This loan demonstrates a committed partnership between the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and the county to improve access to safe and clean water for the citizens of Franklin County,” said Butterworth. “A reliable water source is one of the most fundamental necessities in life. I’m proud to be a part of this and any effort to improve access or water quality for Georgians.”

The purpose of the loan is to connect residents to the county’s water system and to remove residents who are on individual wells that are contaminated.

Sen. Jim Butterworth serves as chairman of the State High Education Committee. He represents the 50th Senate District which includes Towns, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Banks, Franklin, and Hart counties along with a portion of White County. He can be reached by phone at 404.463.5257 or by email at    

For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2011
For Information Contact:
Kallarin Richards, Deputy Director
Katie Wright, Communications Manager