State officials aren't saying much about the state's latest drought. In contrast to the two-year 2007 drought, the response this time around has been muted. National Weather Service officials consider about two-thirds of Georgia in drought. In the last drought, then-Governor Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency and famously prayed for rain.
Birmingham, Alabama's Jefferson County is considering defaulting on loans for water and sewer projects. No Georgia county faces a similar problem. But revenues and financing options for big water and sewer upgrades are both drying up