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Macon water? Atlanta officials say no for now

ATLANTA — Atlanta officials say they have no immediate plans to take up Macon on its offer to sell water to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Atlanta spokeswoman Beverly Isom says Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin had told Macon Mayor C. Jack Ellis thanks but no thanks.

Ellis had suggested Macon could truck in water with the help of volunteer drivers, if needed. He identified Atlanta’s airport as a possible recipient because of its proximity to Macon and its role as an economic engine for Georgia.

Isom says buying water from Macon could be considered as an option at some point. But she says ‘‘we don’t think we are there.’’

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