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  • Flooding Solution Creates Opportunity for Park in Vine City - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    and treat stormwater runoff from surrounding areas to reduce localized flooding increase capacity relief and eliminate sewer spills The Trust for Public Land National Monument Foundation Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Watershed Management are part of a team that is providing unprecedented leadership to get us across the finish line for a world class park Councilmember Ivory Lee Young Jr told the neighbors in attendance It is going to have a ripple effect that will impact the entire City The retention pond will be constructed in the park s low point that has historically flooded most notably in 2002 The system will separate stormwater from the combined system and direct it to the retention pond that will mimic a natural environment at a projected cost of 15 million Watershed Management anticipates that the park pond will be complete by June 2017 and will mirror that of the Old Fourth Ward Park This is a complex project and requires expertise from its team members Our job is to leverage this opportunity and ensure that the community gets the best park said Walt Ray Assistant Director of the Office of Park Design The remaining park amenities which include a peace column monuments of historic leaders and ideas from the community are scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017 The original Mims Park was donated to the City in the late 19 th century by Livingston Mims an Atlanta mayor It is with this historic park that we will stake our claim to revitalize this important district not only for the citizens of this city and state but also for the millions who will visit here and be inspired by those who came before us and changed the world said Rodney Mims Cook Jr President of National Monuments

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/flooding-solution-creates-opportunity-for-park-in-vine-city/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Blasting Begins for Major Atlanta Water Project - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Atlanta Water Project ATLANTA Next week Atlanta will take a big step forward in its plan to ensure the City s water sustainability for the next 100 years Beginning April 6 the Department of Watershed Management will begin blasting operations in preparation for the Water Supply Program a project designed to extend Atlanta s water reserve from the current three day supply to more than 30 days By comparison Washington D C only has a 36 hour backup supply of water The Water Supply Program represents a triple bottom line for Atlanta through employment opportunities environmental protection and economic development says Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Mayor Kasim Reed recognized the need for reliable delivery of drinking water and redundant water storage in the event of a crisis Through Mayor Reed s vision this program will address Atlanta s goal of achieving a sustainable water infrastructure for future generations and flexibility in system operations Blasting operations are necessary prior to construction to create 400 foot shafts and will take place Monday through Saturday Blasting will continue for approximately four months Once the blasting phase is complete construction of a five mile 10 foot diameter tunnel will begin linking the

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/blasting-begins-for-major-atlanta-water-project/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Atlanta Develops Citywide Green Infrastructure Action Plan - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    runoff by 225 million gallons annually The Green Infrastructure Strategic Action Plan aligns with Mayor Kasim Reed s goal of making Atlanta a top tier city in sustainability says Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Under the plan we will better manage stormwater runoff through a cost effective grey and green infrastructure design and increase green space development in urban communities Green infrastructure provides an alternative to traditional pipe replacement

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/atlanta-develops-citywide-green-infrastructure-action-plan/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Unveils Capital Improvement Program - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    s future growth Today the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management released its Capital Improvement Program CIP plan designed to forecast system needs over a five year period The proposed fiscal year 2015 through fiscal year 2019 plan totals nearly 1 06 billion and identifies requirements for sustaining restoring and modernizing the facilities and infrastructure that support the water system wastewater system combined sewer control facilities and general maintenance and repair priorities in the Atlanta service area As leaders in the water industry the Department strives to deliver the highest level of service to ourcustomers and community using sustainable and efficient techniques said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina This Capital Improvement Program allows Watershed Management officials to properly identify and prioritize departmental needs that will ensure clean safe drinking water and healthy communities for decades to come Watershed Management s near term capital program is highlighted by implementation of the Water Supply Program the most substantial water system investment since development of the Chattahoochee Water Treatment Plant in 1962 Under the Water Supply Program Watershed Management will replace aging infrastructure including water transmission lines more than 120 years old and construct a new system to store source water delivered from

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-unveils-capital-improvement-program/ (2016-05-01)
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  • City of Atlanta Adopts New Water Meter Installation Fees - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    costs to install water meters and residential customers are not subsidizing commercial developments The majority of residential single family homes will see a reduction in installation costs for three fourths and 1 inch meters Since the last revision of the city code in 2005 material and equipment costs have increased by 25 percent said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina As a result the City was not fully recapturing material and installation

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/city-of-atlanta-adopts-new-water-meter-installation-fees/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Water Quality Improvements Planned for Upper Proctor Creek Watershed - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    R M Clayton Water Reclamation Center Headwork Improvement Project The project will upgrade screening and grit removal units to alleviate adverse effects to the downstream wastewater treatment processes improve operational reliability and avoid violations of the City s wastewater discharge permit We have incurred a great deal of damage to our headworks equipment and spent 4 million to replace two centrifuges that were overcome by wipes in 2014 said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Investing more than 50 million to improve the first line of wastewater treatment is a part of our 1 billion Capital Improvement Program and will help ensure that the plant is functioning at its highest level while also protecting our fresh water sources To prepare for construction controlled blasting is necessary to remove granite rock Blasting at the plant located at 2440 Bolton Road NW will occur weekdays between 3 p m and 4 p m and is anticipated to last for approximately four months Over the next two years construction will include the addition of new bar screens to remove large debris new grit removal units to remove coarse sand gravel and other large inert materials and a back up grit system to provide additi The Department of Watershed Management has committed significant resources to improve water quality to the approximate 18 square miles in the very heart of Atlanta and home to more than 50 000 residents across 35 neighborhoods This year Watershed Management will launch the Upper Proctor Creek Watershed Action Plan investing 50 million in support of Mayor Kasim Reed s commitment to revitalize this watershed In a dense urban landscape that is undergoing continuous impervious development less and less stormwater is absorbed and filtered by natural surfaces which can cause an increased amount of pollutants to enter our rivers creeks and streams

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/water-quality-improvements-planned-for-upper-proctor-creek-watershed/ (2016-05-01)
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  • R.M. Clayton Headworks Improvement Project Underway - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    represents the point of entry for wastewater from the City s 1 600 mile sewer system This week the Department of Watershed Management began blasting activities for the R M Clayton Water Reclamation Center Headwork Improvement Project The project will upgrade screening and grit removal units to alleviate adverse effects to the downstream wastewater treatment processes improve operational reliability and avoid violations of the City s wastewater discharge permit We have incurred a great deal of damage to our headworks equipment and spent 4 million to replace two centrifuges that were overcome by wipes in 2014 said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Investing more than 50 million to improve the first line of wastewater treatment is a part of our 1 billion Capital Improvement Program and will help ensure that the plant is functioning at its highest level while also protecting our fresh water sources To prepare for construction controlled blasting is necessary to remove granite rock Blasting at the plant located at 2440 Bolton Road NW will occur weekdays between 3 p m and 4 p m and is anticipated to last for approximately four months Over the next two years construction will include the addition of new bar screens

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/rm-clayton-headworks-improvement-project-underway/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Asks You to “Fix-A-Leak” - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    leak that drips 100 drops a minute accounts for 432 gallons of water a month and 5 256 gallons lost annually A drip of 17 gallons a day equals 124 baths per year According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA Americans waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually from unrepaired household leaks Checking for leaks can save homeowners water and money The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management suggests some simple steps to prevent leaks in your home during Fix A Leak Week Check for leaks in the toilet twist plumbing lines and replace old household fixtures Leaks can occur in toilets faucets showerheads plumbing garden hose and irrigation systems Watershed Management is committed to Mayor Kasim Reed s goal to encourage sustainability says Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Small household leaks cause large water losses and higher costs so it is important to check your appliances year round This weekend Watershed Management will share the importance of preventative maintenance with the community In partnership with the U S EPA Watershed Management will participate in the Water Drop Dash 5K will on Saturday at the Roswell Chattahoochee Nature Center The run will begin at 8 a m

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-asks-you-to-e2809cfix-a-leake2809d/ (2016-05-01)
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