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  • Irrigation Meters - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    be purchased at City Hall 55 Trinity Avenue S W Suite 1650 Fire service for new construction will require a building permit Two 2 sets of utility drawings will be needed A right of way repair fee is required in addition to the fire service fee Separate payments will be needed for these fees When the fire service will be feeding hydrants a detector check not to be confused with a backflow prevention device will be required All backflow prevention devices must be installed in a separate vault The Department recommends that plans be reviewed prior to purchase Boring and casing may be needed for properties located across the street from the water mains In this case the City will perform an on site inspection that must be completed before the fire service can be purchased The City accepts cash checks personal or business credit debit cards Visa and MasterCard and money orders Installation time is typically between 30 and 90 days Be sure to allow yourself adequate time so that service is available when needed Fire service purchase outside city limits As with new meters all fire service must be purchased at City Hall 55 Trinity Avenue S W Suite 1650 A copy of the building permit and sewer or septic tank permit and two 2 sets of utility drawings must be submitted with the applications tissue copies Boring and casing may be needed for properties located across the street from the water mains In this case the City will perform an on site inspection that must be completed before the fire service can be purchased We accept cash checks personal or business credit debit cards Visa and MasterCard and money orders Installation time is typically between 30 and 90 days Be sure to allow yourself adequate time so that service is available when needed Irrigation meter purchases inside the city limits All irrigation meters must be purchased at City Hall 55 Trinity Avenue S W Suite 1650 Purchasers must have a numerical street address street islands found in subdivisions may not be serviced without a numbered address Purchasers who are not the property owners must have a notarized letter from the owner in order to purchase an irrigation meter When purchasing the meter inside the city a right of way fee is required and payable to the Department of Public Works Separate payments will be needed for these fees The City accepts cash checks personal or business credit debit cards Visa and MasterCard and money orders Installation time is between 30 and 90 days Be sure to allow yourself adequate time so that service is available when needed Irrigation meter purchases outside the city limits All irrigation meters must be purchased at City Hall 55 Trinity Avenue S W Suite 1650 Purchasers must have a numerical street address street islands found in subdivisions may not be serviced without a numbered address Purchasers who are not the property owners must have a notarized letter from the owner in order

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/customer-service/irrigation-meters/?mobileFormat=true (2016-05-01)
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  • Backflow Compliance - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    a backflow prevention device A backflow prevention device or assembly is essentially a pair of check valves placed on a customer service line The device is configured to shut when there is reverse flow in the water line thereby keeping contaminants out of the water system Who is required to have a backflow prevention assembly All commercial water customers and some residential customers such as people with irrigation systems and those with certain home based businesses Where should the backflow prevention assembly be located On the customer s property near the meter box or immediately inside the building being serviced but in all cases before the first branch line leading off the service line When do I have to have the backflow prevention assembly installed If you are required to install a backflow prevention assembly the sooner the better The City of Atlanta expects all affected property owners to have backflow prevention assemblies installed and tested before your business opens If your business existed prior to your first inspection get the assemblies installed as soon as possible What is a cross connection Any actual or potential connection between the public water supply and a non desirable source of contamination or pollution When did installation of the assemblies become a requirement The Federal Government passed the Safe Water Drinking Act in 1973 and Georgia adopted these federal standards in the same year In 1977 Georgia passed the Rules for Safe Drinking Water which states A supplier of water or any person having possession or control of a public water system has the responsibility to prevent water from unapproved sources or any contamination from entering the public water system The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division amended this rule in 1983 and mandated that all public water systems develop Cross

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/offices/watershed-protection/back-flow-compliance/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Grease Management - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Grease Trap Plan Review please call 404 330 6249 All food service facilities are required to submit three 3 copies of the following before obtaining a plumbing permit 1 Site plans must show boundaries of property 2 Floor plans must include a list of all equipment in the kitchen show the equipment connections and the tie in to the main sanitary line 3 Contact Person for Plans including a name email address and telephone number 4 Specifications of the proposed grease trap a Must be depicted at its locations on the plans b Grease trap details shall include company name model number and a picture showing the cross section of the grease trap Note i Facilities with existing grease traps are required to provide as built drawings of the grease trap ii All existing grease traps require field verification prior to plan approval Please contact The Grease Program 404 546 1400 to schedule an inspection Fats Oil and Grease FOG Best Management Practices BMPs Food service establishments can implement no cost or low cost BMPs to eliminate fats oil and grease FOG in their wastewater The following table lists several BMPs and the benefits to Food Service Establishments Grease Haulers For information on licensed haulers please visit www georgiafog com Residential Grease Residents can help prevent pipe blockages and sewer overflows by keeping grease out of the sewer system Sewer backups can cause damage to homes and health hazards and can threaten the environment Sewer pipes blocked by grease are an increasingly common cause of overflows Where does grease come from Fats Oils and Grease are a natural consequence of cooking and occur naturally in many foods Grease is the common term for animal fats and vegetable oils It can be found in such items as Meat fats Lard Butter

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/inside-dwm/offices/watershed-protection/grease-management/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Care and Conserve - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Program offers repairs to low income water customers with plumbing problems and the replaces high flow fixtures that may lead to high water bills at no cost to the customer What are the qualifications to apply for assistance Bill Payment Assistance Qualifications Receive a water bill directly from the City of Atlanta Exceptions Power of attorney and wards of persons with an active account Water service is on and the account is active Residence meets structural meter size and residential qualifications Residential occupants meet low income eligibility requirements 200 of poverty index defined by Federal Office of Management and Budget Renters are required to provide the mailing and contact information for the landlord of the property Plumbing Assistance Qualifications Applicant receives a water bill directly from the City of Atlanta Exceptions Power of attorney and wards of persons with an active account Water service is on and the account is active Applicant owns and occupies the residence of the billed water service Residence meets structural meter size and residential qualifications Residential occupants meet low income eligibility requirements 200 of poverty index defined by Federal Office of Management and Budget Ineligible Customers Landlords with properties that have the water bill in their name and duplexes and triplexes with a single meter are not eligible Care and Conserve for assistance Where do the funds for Care Conserve come from Care Conserve is funded through voluntary customer contributions corporate donations grants and monies set aside by the City of Atlanta How do I apply for assistance with my bill Customers seeking assistance with water and sewer bills should call our Care Conserve hotline at 404 546 3620 How do I contribute or make a donation You can donate to the Care Conserve Program via your online account at http payatlwateronline com Care and

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/customer-service/care-and-conserve/?mobileFormat=true (2016-05-01)
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  • Care and Conserve Grant Services - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    s Office of Grants Management Annual Technical Assistance Session for prospective applicants will be held Tuesday March 15 2016 1 00 p m 68 Mitchell Street SW Atlanta Georgia 30303 3rd floor City Hall Old Council Chambers Applicants interested in applying for funding are encouraged to attend the Technical Assistance Session The attached application forms and instructions are available for agencies interested in applying for funding Completed 2017 Grant applications for CDBG HOME ESG and HOPWA funding must be submitted to the Office of Grants Management 68 Mitchell Street Suite 15100 Atlanta Georgia 30303 by 4 p m on Friday May 13 2016 Interested agencies can also download the appropriate application by going to the City s web site http www atlantaga gov Once you access the site follow this path Government Departments Finance Grant Services On the Grant Services page scroll to the Applications for 2017 HUD Funding topic area There are applications and instructions for both new projects and continuing projects for CDBG ESG HOME and HOPWA Click on the applicable 2017 applications and instructions A pop up message will ask you Do you want to open or save this file You can either Save to your computer

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/customer-service/care-and-conserve-grant-services/?mobileFormat=true (2016-05-01)
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  • Conservation - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    requirements are intertwined is called the Water Energy Nexus By using less water for daily activities whether that is bathing toilet flushing or using process water in commercial operations we both save water on the treatment end and we use less electricity Conserving water helps those who live downstream and ultimately we all live downstream For tips on water conservation click on http www mydropcounts org You can also visit

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/conservation/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Only Rain Down The Storm Drain! - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    begin to fall Watershed Management reminds you to properly dispose of leaves and yard waste by bagging mulching or composting Leaves and yard waste disposed into storm drains or catch basins can force clogs and increase the probability of street and yard flooding Yard trimmings are collected as part of the City s 3n1 solid waste collection service Please remove leaves from covered catch basins near your home and call

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  • Don’t Flush Disposable Wipes, Toss Them Away! - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    the country While personal wipes may seem more thorough than bathroom tissue the cloth like material does not decompose as it travels from your home or business to wastewater treatment facilities Along the way wipes can clog lines and block screens that filter solids traveling into the wastewater treatment process Personal wipes are creating an extra level of maintenance underneath streets and at facilities that can be avoided Before it

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