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  • One-Cent Tax is MOST Important for Atlanta’s Water System - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    than 20 percent of the Department of Watershed Management s annual revenue Since 2004 the penny sales tax on commonly purchased goods has allowed the City to share the cost of the infrastructure work with commuters and visitors who use the City s water and sewer system every day but do not pay water bills as do our residents and business owners The MOST has allowed us to maintain current water and sewer rates by decreasing the burden of the City s infrastructure needs on the 400 000 residents that live within City of Atlanta boundaries Without this funding residents and business owners could see their water and sewer bills increase by as much as 30 percent Because of the MOST we have dramatically reduced both the number and volume of sewer spills significantly decreased the number of rain induced overflows into Atlanta s rivers and streams and completed major projects including the two acre stormwater detention pond in Old Fourth Ward Park and construction of the Nancy Creek and South River tunnels After the MOST was reauthorized in 2012 we accomplished more major consent decree milestones The Peachtree Capacity Relief project and citywide sewer rehabilitation were completed 50 million under budget and before the U S Environmental Protection Agency s July 1 2014 deadline Under the sewer rehabilitation consent decree requirement Watershed Management inspected 1 600 miles of the City s sewer lines and repaired more than 119 miles of lines significantly reducing sewer spills If authorized for the fourth time up to 10 percent of MOST revenue can be used for stormwater improvements allowing the City to improve water quality create public amenities address localized flooding and stormwater asset repair and replacement needs One need to only look at the ponds the Historic Fourth Ward Park or the

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/one-cent-tax-is-most-important-for-atlantae28099s-water-system/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Crews Hard at Work Repairing Atlanta’s Water Mains - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    water mains As temperatures begin to drop the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management responds to an increased number of water main breaks Winter months are an extremely busy period for our crews says Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina The variations in temperature cause our water mains to expand and contract leading to more water main breaks at this time of year Our crews are on standby 24 hours a day seven days a week to handle emergencies which have the potential to impact many of our residents All main break repair orders are completed and prioritized in order of the severity of affected area location and current workload and residents in affected areas are advised and updated on repairs A typical main break repair can take six to eight hours to complete Please watch our video for more information on water and sewer main repairs here Although Watershed crews respond to a higher number of breaks during this time of year the number of water main breaks has actually decreased Last year crews responded to 400 emergency breaks down from approximately 600 in 2012 due in large part to the replacement of critical water mains throughout the

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-crews-hard-at-work-repairing-atlantae28099s-water-mains/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Releases - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    5 6 7 8 Next Flooding Solution Creates Opportunity for Park in Vine City Blasting Begins for Major Atlanta Water Project Atlanta Develops Citywide Green Infrastructure Action Plan Watershed Management Unveils Capital Improvement Program City of Atlanta Adopts New Water Meter Installation Fees Water Quality Improvements Planned for Upper Proctor Creek Watershed R M Clayton Headworks Improvement Project Underway Watershed Management Asks You to Fix A Leak One Cent Tax is MOST Important for Atlanta s Water System Watershed Management Crews Hard at Work Repairing Atlanta s Water Mains Watershed Management Negotiates Outstanding Debt with Apartment Complex Watershed Management Joins Atlanta Public Schools to Celebrate College and Career Motivation Week Protect Our Storm Drains from Fallen Leaves Watershed Management To Host Final Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days New Vending Machines Ensure Safety for Watershed Management Employees Watershed Management says Don t Flush Those Wipes Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor Watershed Management Joins National Night Out First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards Irrigation Meters May Save You Money Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Two Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Watershed Management Launches New Bill Payment

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/?startRow=11&nextNID=7E80F9C9-DAC6-4BC3-8DED734516526C91 (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Releases - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    5 6 7 8 Next Flooding Solution Creates Opportunity for Park in Vine City Blasting Begins for Major Atlanta Water Project Atlanta Develops Citywide Green Infrastructure Action Plan Watershed Management Unveils Capital Improvement Program City of Atlanta Adopts New Water Meter Installation Fees Water Quality Improvements Planned for Upper Proctor Creek Watershed R M Clayton Headworks Improvement Project Underway Watershed Management Asks You to Fix A Leak One Cent Tax is MOST Important for Atlanta s Water System Watershed Management Crews Hard at Work Repairing Atlanta s Water Mains Watershed Management Negotiates Outstanding Debt with Apartment Complex Watershed Management Joins Atlanta Public Schools to Celebrate College and Career Motivation Week Protect Our Storm Drains from Fallen Leaves Watershed Management To Host Final Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days New Vending Machines Ensure Safety for Watershed Management Employees Watershed Management says Don t Flush Those Wipes Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor Watershed Management Joins National Night Out First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards Irrigation Meters May Save You Money Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Two Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Watershed Management Launches New Bill Payment

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/?startRow=21&nextNID=7E80F9C9-DAC6-4BC3-8DED734516526C91 (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Releases - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    3 4 5 6 7 8 Next Flooding Solution Creates Opportunity for Park in Vine City Blasting Begins for Major Atlanta Water Project Atlanta Develops Citywide Green Infrastructure Action Plan Watershed Management Unveils Capital Improvement Program City of Atlanta Adopts New Water Meter Installation Fees Water Quality Improvements Planned for Upper Proctor Creek Watershed R M Clayton Headworks Improvement Project Underway Watershed Management Asks You to Fix A Leak One Cent Tax is MOST Important for Atlanta s Water System Watershed Management Crews Hard at Work Repairing Atlanta s Water Mains Watershed Management Negotiates Outstanding Debt with Apartment Complex Watershed Management Joins Atlanta Public Schools to Celebrate College and Career Motivation Week Protect Our Storm Drains from Fallen Leaves Watershed Management To Host Final Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days New Vending Machines Ensure Safety for Watershed Management Employees Watershed Management says Don t Flush Those Wipes Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor Watershed Management Joins National Night Out First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards Irrigation Meters May Save You Money Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Two Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Watershed Management Launches New

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/?startRow=31&nextNID=7E80F9C9-DAC6-4BC3-8DED734516526C91 (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Releases - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Next Flooding Solution Creates Opportunity for Park in Vine City Blasting Begins for Major Atlanta Water Project Atlanta Develops Citywide Green Infrastructure Action Plan Watershed Management Unveils Capital Improvement Program City of Atlanta Adopts New Water Meter Installation Fees Water Quality Improvements Planned for Upper Proctor Creek Watershed R M Clayton Headworks Improvement Project Underway Watershed Management Asks You to Fix A Leak One Cent Tax is MOST Important for Atlanta s Water System Watershed Management Crews Hard at Work Repairing Atlanta s Water Mains Watershed Management Negotiates Outstanding Debt with Apartment Complex Watershed Management Joins Atlanta Public Schools to Celebrate College and Career Motivation Week Protect Our Storm Drains from Fallen Leaves Watershed Management To Host Final Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days New Vending Machines Ensure Safety for Watershed Management Employees Watershed Management says Don t Flush Those Wipes Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor Watershed Management Joins National Night Out First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards Irrigation Meters May Save You Money Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Two Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Watershed Management Launches New Bill Payment Options Keep Fallen Leaves

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/?startRow=41&nextNID=7E80F9C9-DAC6-4BC3-8DED734516526C91 (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Releases - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    October 15 2012 Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next Flooding Solution Creates Opportunity for Park in Vine City Blasting Begins for Major Atlanta Water Project Atlanta Develops Citywide Green Infrastructure Action Plan Watershed Management Unveils Capital Improvement Program City of Atlanta Adopts New Water Meter Installation Fees Water Quality Improvements Planned for Upper Proctor Creek Watershed R M Clayton Headworks Improvement Project Underway Watershed Management Asks You to Fix A Leak One Cent Tax is MOST Important for Atlanta s Water System Watershed Management Crews Hard at Work Repairing Atlanta s Water Mains Watershed Management Negotiates Outstanding Debt with Apartment Complex Watershed Management Joins Atlanta Public Schools to Celebrate College and Career Motivation Week Protect Our Storm Drains from Fallen Leaves Watershed Management To Host Final Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days New Vending Machines Ensure Safety for Watershed Management Employees Watershed Management says Don t Flush Those Wipes Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor Watershed Management Joins National Night Out First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards Irrigation Meters May Save You Money Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Two Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day Watershed Management Offers Cold

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/?startRow=51&nextNID=7E80F9C9-DAC6-4BC3-8DED734516526C91 (2016-05-01)
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  • Press Releases - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Prev 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next Flooding Solution Creates Opportunity for Park in Vine City Blasting Begins for Major Atlanta Water Project Atlanta Develops Citywide Green Infrastructure Action Plan Watershed Management Unveils Capital Improvement Program City of Atlanta Adopts New Water Meter Installation Fees Water Quality Improvements Planned for Upper Proctor Creek Watershed R M Clayton Headworks Improvement Project Underway Watershed Management Asks You to Fix A Leak One Cent Tax is MOST Important for Atlanta s Water System Watershed Management Crews Hard at Work Repairing Atlanta s Water Mains Watershed Management Negotiates Outstanding Debt with Apartment Complex Watershed Management Joins Atlanta Public Schools to Celebrate College and Career Motivation Week Protect Our Storm Drains from Fallen Leaves Watershed Management To Host Final Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days New Vending Machines Ensure Safety for Watershed Management Employees Watershed Management says Don t Flush Those Wipes Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor Watershed Management Joins National Night Out First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards Irrigation Meters May Save You Money Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Two Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips Watershed Management

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/?startRow=61&nextNID=7E80F9C9-DAC6-4BC3-8DED734516526C91 (2016-05-01)
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