Georgia has recently introduced legislation that highly resembles the bill passed in the state of California, which mandates the use of high-efficiency (1.28 gpf) water closets.

The Georgian bill calls for a gradual phase-in period beginning in 2010, with enforcement becoming effective in 2014, identical to the phase-in periods and effective enforcement dates found in the California legislation. In 2014, all newly installed water closets must be of the HE (1.28 gpf) dimension.

In order to assist the purchase of these models, Georgia will consider a $100 tax credit for the higher efficiency model. 

"Currently, the state is faced with emergency water conditions," reports the PHCC. "And it is unclear whether such legislation is on the fast track or whether it will be considered during this session."