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  • Lillian Govus - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    as many as 99 000 students and 10 000 employees Prior to joining DWM Govus served as Chief of Staff for long time Georgia Senator Nan Orrock Govus responsibilities include providing oversight and direction to the DWM Office of Communications and Community Relations expanding community involvement leading external and internal communications assisting with legislative affairs and participating in strategic planning with the Commissioner and other executive staff Govus began her

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/executive-staff/lillian-govus/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Executive Staff - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Back City of Atlanta Watershed Management Home Executive Staff Meet our executive staff More profiles are coming Mike Amato Rob Bocarro Terrell S Gibbs Lillian Govus Full Version

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/executive-staff/?mobileFormat=true (2016-05-01)
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  • Office of the Commissioner - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    the 4 billion Clean Water Atlanta Program a complete overhaul of the City s water and sewer infrastructure undertaken as part of two federal consent decrees Work under the first consent decree governing the combined sewer system was completed in 2007 Work under the second or first amended consent decree is scheduled to be completed in 2014 With responsibility for strategic planning and oversight for the operations of water treatment

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/offices/office-of-the-commissioner/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Linear Infrastructure Operations - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    miles of sanitary and combined sewers Led by Deputy Commissioner Terrell Gibbs a main focus of the office will be the rapid delivery of customer service to all constituents and customers of the City of Atlanta Water Quality and Compliance Atlanta s drinking water has won national awards for its quality clarity and taste The Department of Watershed Management must provide well over 750 samples per month to the State

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/offices/linear-infrastructure-operations/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Office of Water Treatment and Reclamation - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    atlantaga gov This group is responsible for the management operation and maintenance of the City s two drinking water plants and storage facilities three wastewater treatment plants seven combined sewer overflow treatment facilities and 16 sewage pump stations Led by Deputy Commissioner Richard Parker the office responsibilities include meeting National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NPDES permit requirements at all permitted wastewater treatment facilities and CSOs with a goal of zero

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/offices/water-treatment-and-reclamation/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Office of Engineering Services - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    rbocarro AtlantaGa Gov The Office of Engineering Services is responsible for overall management of the Department s capital improvement program including design and construction projects to comply with the City s Consent Decrees and Administrative Orders as well as other improvements to the City s drinking water and wastewater systems The Office provides design services and consultant project management services and is responsible for controlling construction costs and quality DWM

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/offices/engineering-services/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Office of Financial Administration - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    preparing evaluating and monitoring the Department s budget including monthly reporting on actual to budgeted revenues and expenses The Office also performs long term financial planning for Watershed Management It also provides support for the department s capital financing program including coordination with the City s Finance Department for issuance of revenue bonds tax exempt commercial paper and loans with the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority GEFA In addition the Bureau

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/offices/financial-administration/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Office of Watershed Protection - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    rain that falls in the southern and eastern parts of the City drains into the Ocmulgee River and eventually the Atlantic Ocean The Chattahoochee River collects drainage from seven watersheds in the City including Long Island Nancy Peachtree Proctor Sandy Utoy and Camp creeks The Ocmulgee River collects drainage from three watersheds in the City including South River and Sugar and Intrenchment creeks Why Are Watersheds Important Healthy watersheds are essential for providing clean drinking water recreational activities and wildlife habitat Traditionally most water pollution control efforts addressed point source pollution commonly associated with industrial activities and sewage treatment plants While these regulations have become effective at controlling point source pollution we have come to learn that non point source pollution stormwater runoff is the leading cause of water quality problems As land in a watershed is developed natural areas are converted to impervious surfaces such as streets sidewalks and parking lots Stormwater that would normally soak into the ground becomes runoff While some stormwater runoff is normal the increased volume of runoff associated with impervious surfaces can cause streambank erosion flooding property damage and even the loss of life Additionally this runoff can pick up pollutants such as sediment and chemicals and dump them directly to the streams and rivers we depend on to sustain life Because land and the water that runs over and through it are intimately connected a watershed approach to managing water quality is important A watershed approach considers all the activities within a landscape that affect watershed health A watershed approach is essential to protecting restoring and maintaining healthy ecosystems How is the City Protecting Watersheds The City of Atlanta is committed to protecting our watersheds and improving the environment Several efforts are under way to reclaim and protect Atlanta s streams Click on

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