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  • Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Creek Capacity Relief Project Southeast Atlanta Green Infrastructure Water Main Replacement Sewer System Evaluation Survey Sewer System Rehabilitation Program Customer Service Download Atlanta Go App Water Sewer Rates Bill Pay Options More locations to serve you Additional Customer Service Locations Late Fee Establish Service Forms Bill Calculator Adjustment Dispute Answers For Customers Small Meter Audit Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release Watershed Management Receives Top Engineering Honor ATLANTA For the second year in a row the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management earned an award of excellence for the successful completion of a project constructed in the shadows of Turner Field The Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presented the City of Atlanta with its Outstanding Civil Engineering Award for Large Projects on Friday for its construction of a five million gallon storage vault beneath Turner Field s media parking lot Watershed Management began construction of the vault in Nov 2013 and the 19 million fast track design build project was completed within five months to coincide with the Atlanta Braves offseason A typical project of this magnitude requires a year long construction schedule The Turner Field media lot storage vault represents a remarkable feat in engineering and construction and has already provided much needed flood relief to residents in the surrounding neighborhoods says Watershed Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina We completed work within a very tight timeframe with minimal impacts to the community while incorporating sustainability best practices a

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-receives-top-engineering-honor/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Joins National Night Out - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Late Fee Establish Service Forms Bill Calculator Adjustment Dispute Answers For Customers Small Meter Audit Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases Watershed Management Joins National Night Out Watershed Management Joins National Night Out 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release Watershed Management Joins National Night Out Part of DWM s ongoing community outreach efforts ATLANTA Across Atlanta tonight communities will gather to promote safety and protection and joining them will be Watershed Management staff With the role water plays in promoting community safety and protection Watershed Management staff will be on hand to provide information on water conservation leak detection rain barrel workshops and the 30 percent discount for senior citizens Our department performs significant outreach to the community each year Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina said Events such as National Night Out allow us the opportunity to speak with our customers face to face We get to hear their questions and concerns and provide education on very important topics which may save them money through the senior discount or by conserving water We also get to share to how to properly dispose of fats oils and grease and just why disposable wipes should never be flushed In addition to participating at National Night Out Watershed Management reaches approximately 7 000 elderly residents annually through the DWM Senior Outreach Program Staff also attends monthly Neighborhood Planning Unit NPU meetings to inform residents about important Watershed news through our NPU Ambassador Program Each summer DWM educates more than 500 children in grades K 12 on the benefits of water conservation Tonight Watershed

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-joins-national-night-out/ (2016-05-01)
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  • First-Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug. 19 - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    locations to serve you Additional Customer Service Locations Late Fee Establish Service Forms Bill Calculator Adjustment Dispute Answers For Customers Small Meter Audit Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release First Ever Home Composting Classes Start Aug 19 ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management invites the public to join its first Home Composting Workshop on Aug 19 Composting involves recycling resources of decomposed organic material The practice of composting helps divert organic materials from waterways and reduces carbon footprint by lowering methane emission in landfills This process helps to ensure that leaves and yard clippings do not accumulate in storm drains The workshops provide educational instruction and a hands on demonstration on composting barrels Participants will have the opportunity to learn how composting reduces waste disposal costs The workshops will urge residents to recycle their yard clippings and leaves as fall approaches I ve been composting leaves and yard waste in my backyard for years says Susan Rutherford planning division manager for Watershed Management Composting has a ton of benefits It maintains the natural cycle of replenishing nutrients to your soil it keeps leaves from clogging our streets and storm drains and best of all no leaf bags to buy or fill Items that can be composted include yard clippings hay straw coffee grounds filters shredded papers eggshells and food wastes excluding meats Minerals and nutrients are provided through decomposition this turns composted materials into soil for

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/first-ever-home-composting-classes-start-aug-19/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Adjustment Dispute Answers For Customers Small Meter Audit Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program Watershed Management to Kick Off Eighth Small Business Development Program 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program ATLANTA The Department of Watershed Management will kick off its eighth Small Business Development Program SBDP 8 with an information session on Aug 5 in the 2 City Plaza Auditorium SBDP 8 provides intensive training in sewer rehabilitation techniques and construction management During the 10 week program beginning in September companies will receive instruction in a wide range of subjects including estimating and bidding project scheduling safety bonding and insurance and sewer repair methods After completing the program companies are prepared to compete for prime and sub contracting opportunities with the City s nearly 4 billion program to rebuild Atlanta s water and sewer infrastructure Atlanta has a long and rich history of thriving small businesses which have helped this city grow and prosper said Mayor Kasim Reed This program provides an opportunity for Atlanta s small women owned and minority owned businesses to thrive with the City of Atlanta According to the U S Small Business Administration more than 722 000 small businesses and entrepreneurs make significant contributions to Georgia s economy Watershed Management s program is designed to strengthen the capabilities of small minority and female business owners and educate them on how to conduct business with the City of Atlanta SBDP 8 provides an opportunity for small business

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-to-kick-off-eighth-small-business-development-program/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug. 19, Sept. 23 - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Program Customer Service Download Atlanta Go App Water Sewer Rates Bill Pay Options More locations to serve you Additional Customer Service Locations Late Fee Establish Service Forms Bill Calculator Adjustment Dispute Answers For Customers Small Meter Audit Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release Rain Barrel Workshops Set For Aug 19 Sept 23 ATLANTA Sandy Springs resident Lora Fischman and daughter Helen enjoyed the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management s rain barrel workshops that they committed to coming back with friends We really enjoyed our time in this class Lora Fischman said of the July 22 event We can t wait to paint our rain barrel and share with our Girl Scouts troop Watershed Management will host its remaining 2015 rain barrel workshops on Aug 19 and Sept 23 Participants will get hands on training on how to prevent erosion stormwater runoff and pollutants from entering streams through educational techniques and on site assistance with assembling a rain barrel Rain barrels serve as an additional household water source for car washing and lawn or garden irrigation As demand for water increases during warmer months this water conservation technique saves consumers gallons of water and money The U S EPA says rain barrels can save up to 1 300 gallons of water between the months of April and October for uses such as car washing and watering lawns and plants All workshop sessions are conducted from 11

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/rain-barrel-workshops-set-for-aug-19-sept-23/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Pay Options More locations to serve you Additional Customer Service Locations Late Fee Establish Service Forms Bill Calculator Adjustment Dispute Answers For Customers Small Meter Audit Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release Watershed Management Hosts Senior Citizen Discount Renewal Days ATLANTA Throughout August the Department of Watershed Management will host a series of Renewal Days for water and sewer customers enrolled in the City of Atlanta s Senior Citizen Discount Program More than 6 000 customers served by the City of Atlanta receive the 30 percent discount The program was established in 2003 to provide bill payment assistance for ratepayers ages 65 and up who earn under 25 000 annually The Senior Citizen Discount is one of our most popular programs said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina We look forward to continuing this relationship with the seniors we serve Renewal Days are opportunities for qualified seniors to update eligibility for the program Dates scheduled include August 6 Elizabeth Baptist Church 4245 Cascade Road SW 12 30 pm 2 00 pm August 13 C A Scott Recreation Center 1565 Martin Luther King Jr Drive NW 11 00 am 1 00 pm August 19 Rosel Fann Recreation Center 365 Cleveland Avenue SW 11 30 am 1 30 pm August 24 Adamsville Recreation Center 3201 Martin Luther King Jr Drive NW 11 00 am 1 00 pm August 26 Old Adamsville Recreation Center 3404 Delmar Lane SW 11 00 am 2 00 pm

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-hosts-senior-citizen-discount-renewal-days/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Relief Project Southeast Atlanta Green Infrastructure Water Main Replacement Sewer System Evaluation Survey Sewer System Rehabilitation Program Customer Service Download Atlanta Go App Water Sewer Rates Bill Pay Options More locations to serve you Additional Customer Service Locations Late Fee Establish Service Forms Bill Calculator Adjustment Dispute Answers For Customers Small Meter Audit Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release Watershed Management Reaches Major Milestone for new Water Supply Program ATLANTA The Department of Watershed Management is one step closer to increasing the City s water reserves from three days to more than 30 days supply after the Atlanta City Council approved a resolution to retain PC Russell as construction manager at risk PC Russell will work with the Department of Watershed Management to develop and design construction plans for the Water Supply Program The Water Supply Program is a top infrastructure priority of Mayor Kasim Reed and will allow the Department of Watershed Management to serve its customers for generations to come said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Having the construction manager at risk on board at this stage is a major step toward ensuring a reliable water source for the future 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 the Chattahoochee River The new five mile system will connect the river intake

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  • Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    to serve you Additional Customer Service Locations Late Fee Establish Service Forms Bill Calculator Adjustment Dispute Answers For Customers Small Meter Audit Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release Atlanta Water Treatment Plants Earn GAWP Platinum Awards ATLANTA The Chattahoochee and Hemphill water treatment plants in northwest Atlanta recently earned their eighth consecutive Platinum Awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals The organization recognizes public utilities annually for compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act Together the facilities produce nearly 100 million gallons of drinking water daily for distribution to residential commercial and industrial customers within the City of Atlanta portions of Fulton County south of the Chattahoochee River and south Fulton County Hemphill Water Treatment Plant is managed by Quinton Fletcher Chattahoochee is led by Georginna Lockett We are so proud of this accomplishment as providing safe clean drinking water every day is at the core of our mission Commissioner Jo Ann J Macrina said The plants regularly exceed state and federal requirements through far more rigorous testing than what is required I thank the managers of each facility for their leadership and the staff for their teamwork and professionalism Hemphill supplies approximately 65 percent of all drinking water consumed by Atlantans Two reservoirs with a combined capacity of 500 million gallons currently supply water to the plant The Water Supply Program will expand the system s water reserve to over 30 days by converting the Bellwood

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/atlanta-water-treatment-plants-earn-gawp-platinum-awards/ (2016-05-01)
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