Dallas, Georgia, officially received its WaterFirst designation on September 4, 2018, during a ceremony at the city’s monthly council meeting.

Becoming a WaterFirst community demonstrates a local government's commitment to the stewardship of water resources for environmental and economic benefits. Communities that earn the WaterFirst designation are eligible for financial and other benefits from the state.

WaterFirst communities are committed to excellence in watershed assessment, stormwater master planning, wastewater treatment and management, water supply planning and protection, water conservation, and water reclamation and reuse.

The city of Dallas is the first community to receive the WaterFirst designation since the program moved to the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

For more information on the WaterFirst Program, visit gefa.georgia.gov/waterfirst.