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  • Irrigation Meters May Save You Money - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Irrigation Meters May Save You Money Irrigation Meters May Save You Money 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 Irrigation Meters May Save You Money ATLANTA Across America millions of people spend considerable time and money caring for their lawns which can often result in increased water bills during summer months The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management suggests residents consider purchasing irrigation meters to help offset their monthly water bill costs During summer months residents are watering their lawns more frequently which results in higher water bills says Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Most people don t realize that they are actually using their domestic water meter and paying unnecessary sewer charges Irrigation meters are used for sprinkler systems as well as filling swimming

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/irrigation-meters-may-save-you-money/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Keep Pipes Free of Fats, Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Replacement Project Peachtree 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 Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend 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 Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oil and Grease this Holiday Weekend ATLANTA The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here and many Atlantans will enjoy cookouts with family and friends The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management advises residents to dispose of food waste properly Fats oils and grease also known as FOG can clog sewer pipes and cause overflows FOG contributes to more than 50 percent of sanitary sewer spills in Atlanta Watershed Management urges those cooking this weekend to pour liquid FOG into a container lined with aluminum foil place the container in the freezer and discard in the trash can once it is frozen Residents should also wipe greasy pots pans and dishes with a paper towel before washing Pouring fats oils and grease down the kitchen sink after cooking can create blockages and backups in sewer pipes said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Properly disposing of FOG will help you avoid expensive plumber visits prevent blockages in the City s sewer system and protect our rivers

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/keep-pipes-free-of-fats-oil-and-grease-this-holiday-weekend/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Atlanta Police, Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Two - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Lillian Govuss Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 678 502 9449 Press Release Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Two ATLANTA As part of an ongoing internal and external investigation Corey Green and Reginald White employees from the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management were charged today with felony theft by taking and their employments terminated Green a Watershed Crew Supervisor has been employed with the City of Atlanta since 2006 He is accused of exchanging water meters copper and brass at recycling centers His charges come as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Atlanta Police Department and the Department of Watershed Management Green is the seventh employee to be charged with theft by taking since March White a Water Distribution Operator has held employment three different times most recently since 2006 He is accused of exchanging water meters copper and brass at recycling centers and netting proceeds of more than 78 000 The alleged actions violate Policy and Procedures Bulletin 802 attached which states Only authorized Department of Watershed Management DWM personnel shall receive or dispose of supplies and equipment purchased or owned by the DWM The signature of the department manager is required for the disposition of any supply or equipment other than the lots assigned to specific bureau The city maintains a contract with a recycling facility to dispose of used materials We are very disappointed that these investigations are implicating members of our own workforce however we must fulfill our commitment to Atlanta s ratepayers said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina While some of these alleged wrongdoings predate our administration we are committed to eradicating loss These alleged actions are not indicative of the quality of work performed by the hundreds of

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/atlanta-police-watershed-management-investigation-leads-to-charges-for-two/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Atlanta Police, Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Press Releases Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four Atlanta Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four 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 Police Watershed Management Investigation Leads to Charges for Four ATLANTA As part of an ongoing internal and external investigation four employees from the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management were charged with theft by taking on Monday and their employment terminated These sorts of actions particularly by members of our own workforce are an affront to our citizens said Commissioner Jo Ann J Macrina Our residents deserve to have their investments protected and these arrests combined with those made in March speak to our continuing commitment to eradicate theft Through our collaboration with the Atlanta Police Department and the implementation of sophisticated security measures we re making great strides toward fulfilling that promise The charges are Aaron Avery felony theft by taking case number 151351513 Kenneth Carson misdemeanor theft by taking case number 151351514 Antonio Denson felony theft by taking case number 151351511 Larry Tyler felony theft by taking case number 151351512 None of the four employees are supervisors Avery Tyler and Carson are water distribution service workers Denson is a construction maintenance employee The four are accused of exchanging water meters copper and brass at recycling centers Carson Denson and Tyler were arrested this afternoon A warrant has been issued for Avery s arrest as he did not report to work The Atlanta Police Department and the Department of Watershed Management have my full support in their investigation of theft from taxpayers and the four arrests made today said Mayor Kasim Reed

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/atlanta-police-watershed-management-investigation-leads-to-charges-for-four/ (2016-05-01)
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  • City of Atlanta Celebrates “Fix-A-Leak” Week - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Office of Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 404 971 8899 Press Release City of Atlanta Celebrates Fix A Leak Week ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management will observe Fix A Leak beginning Monday with a Streetcar Tour in an effort to encourage Atlantans to repair leaks around their homes According to the U S Environmental Protection Agency the average household can lose approximately 10 000 gallons of water per year or the equivalent of 270 loads of laundry Repairing leaks around your home not only saves water but it saves money as well Finding and repairing leaks around your home can be as simple as check twist and replace checking toilets for leaks twisting on a new WaterSense labeled faucet aerator and replacing leaking fixtures It is extremely important to periodically check toilets faucets showerheads dishwashers clothes washers not water heaters garden hoses and sprinkler systems Watershed Management is committed to Mayor Kasim Reed s efforts to encourage sustainability says Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Simple steps may prevent leaks in your home Small household leaks not only causes large water losses but also higher costs so it is extremely important to periodically check your household appliances Watershed Management will host several activities to educate residents on simple and inexpensive ways to repair household leaks and conserve water Fix A Leak Week kicks off with a tour on the new Atlanta Streetcar on Monday DWM staff will educate passengers on water conservation Care Conserve

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/city-of-atlanta-celebrates-e2809cfix-a-leake2809d-week/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Offers Cold Weather Tips Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Scheree Rawles Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 404 971 8899 Press Release Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips As temperatures are expected to dip this week the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management reminds property owners to protect their interior plumbing Cold weather can freeze pipes and cause bursts inside your home What can you do Insulate pipes and faucets in unheated areas Remember to disconnect and drain outdoor hoses When the temperature falls below 32 degrees turn at least one water faucet on and allow it to drip This keeps water flowing and decreases the chances of water freezing inside your pipes Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells to allow warm air to circulate around pipes particularly in the kitchen and bathroom Customers with unresolved interior piping issues are encouraged to consult an independent plumber Adverse weather also affects the City s 2 500 miles of water mains which may break more frequently during winter months due to changing conditions underground Customers can report possible main breaks by calling the City of Atlanta s 311 Customer Service Center All reported main breaks are investigated and repairs are prioritized based on location number of people affected and

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-offers-cold-weather-tips1/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Keep Pipes Free of Fats, Oils and Grease This Holiday Season - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Basin Sewer Replacement Project Peachtree 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 Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Scheree Rawles Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 404 971 8899 Press Release Keep Pipes Free of Fats Oils and Grease This Holiday Season ATLANTA The holiday season is approaching and the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management advises residents to dispose of food waste properly Fats oils and grease also known as FOG can clog sewer pipes and cause overflows More than 50 percent of sanitary sewer spills in Atlanta are caused by FOG Watershed Management urges those cooking for the holidays to pour liquid FOG into a container lined with aluminum foil place the container in the freezer and discard in the trash can once it is frozen Residents should also wipe greasy pots pans and dishes with a paper towel before washing Fats oils and grease down the kitchen sink after cooking holiday meals can create blockages and backups in sewer pipes said Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Properly disposing of FOG will help you avoid expensive plumber visits prevent blockages in the City s sewer system and protect our rivers creeks and streams Food items such

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/keep-pipes-free-of-fats-oils-and-grease-this-holiday-season/ (2016-05-01)
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  • City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project 72 MARIETTA STREET 7TH FLOOR ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 Kasim Reed Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Scheree Rawles Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 404 971 8899 Press Release City of Atlanta to Host Industry Forum for Water Supply Project ATLANTA The Department of Watershed Management DWM will host an industry forum on Thursday for interested companies to get a sneak peek into its single largest water infrastructure project in the City s history The Water Supply Program reflects Mayor Kasim Reed s emphasis on securing Atlanta s water supply for the next 100 years Registration begins at 9 30 a m and will be held at 2 City Plaza 72 Marietta St NW Water is one of our most precious resources and must be protected and sustained for future generations says Mayor Reed Investing in our water infrastructure will ensure that we have adequate water availability and will allow for continued economic development The new water supply program supports one of my goals of making Atlanta a top tier city for sustainability Atlanta s original raw water pipelines installed between 1893 and 1924 are still in service However the aging infrastructure must be renewed to maintain current and future service levels The new Water Supply Program will include a new 2 4 billion gallon water facility at the current site of the Bellwood Quarry as well as a 5 000

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/city-of-atlanta-to-host-industry-forum-for-water-supply-project/ (2016-05-01)
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