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  • Watershed Management Offers Cold Weather Tips - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 tonight and through next week the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management advises property owners to protect their pipes 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 affects the 2 500 miles of water mains which lie beneath the City s streets Water main breaks occur most frequently during winter months Cold weather along with the expansion and contraction of pipe material due to rapid changes in ground temperatures can trigger spikes in water main break activity Customers can report possible main breaks by calling the City of Atlanta s 311 Customer Service Center If

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-offers-cold-weather-tips/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Launches New Bill Payment Options - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Launches New Bill Payment Options Watershed Management Launches New Bill Payment Options 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 Launches New Bill Payment Options City of Atlanta unveils smartphone app expands walk in payments with Western Union ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is providing more readily accessible bill payment options for water and sewer customers Through the launch of the Atlanta Go mobile app water and sewer customers can now make payments with increased ease and convenience Customers can now also make bill payments at participating Western Union Agent locations within the Atlanta water service area from Sandy Springs to south Fulton County Customers will file their account information at the initial visit and a 1 50 convenience fee is added to the bill amount to process payments Our expansion with Western Union stands to provide more than 150 000 customers alternate payment locations throughout the City says Mayor Kasim Reed Although we are happy to continue serving customers at City Hall we have cultivated this alternative with their busy lives in mind I am pleased with the contribution this makes to our City in an effort to better serve our customers Atlanta Go provides a quick and easy method to pay water and sewer bill from your tablet or smartphone Customers can view and pay bills receive notifications for

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-launches-new-bill-payment-options/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Keep Fallen Leaves Out of Storm Drains - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Fallen Leaves Out of Storm Drains Keep Fallen Leaves Out of Storm Drains 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 Fallen Leaves Out of Storm Drains Watershed Management Reminds Residents to Dispose of Yard Trimmings as Solid Waste ATLANTA As leaves fall from our trees the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management reminds residents to properly dispose of lawn debris When leaves are raked or blown out of the yard they travel into storm drains Over time lawn debris can accumulate in drainage systems and clog pipes which restrict the flow of water and causes street flooding It s easy to use the leaf blower to maintain your yard during the fall but disposing leaves properly ensures the storm drain system is safe efficient and clean says Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Compost bag or mulch yard waste to help maintain the quality of our water and the best environment possible Yard trimmings include any kind of vegetative matter resulting from lawn maintenance such as leaves grass clippings tree prunings and brush Yard trimmings and other organic wastes constitute approximately 36 percent of Georgia s waste stream To reduce the harmful impact of fallen leaves and yard trimmings on Atlanta s natural resources Watershed Management suggests that homeowners and landscape maintenance professionals place yard waste in paper bags

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/keep-fallen-leaves-out-of-storm-drains/ (2016-05-01)
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  • City of Atlanta Commemorates Fort Peachtree Bicentennial - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Commemorates Fort Peachtree Bicentennial City of Atlanta Commemorates Fort Peachtree Bicentennial 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 to honor Small Business Development Program graduates ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management today joined Atlanta City Councilmember Yolanda Adrean and the Department of Parks and Recreation to celebrate the opening of the former Fort Peachtree as a public greenspace The historic site on Ridgewood Road in northwest Atlanta houses a Fort Peachtree replica constructed by staff in honor of the 19th century military fort s bicentennial celebration I want to thank the Mayor s office for sharing this vision and understanding the importance of greenspace in building communities and making a place where we want to raise our families create traditions and enjoy the outdoors said Councilmember Adrean This land is owned by the Department of Watershed Management and they are opening it up to us in partnership with our Parks Department I am grateful that they agreed that this would be an important mission for our city This is just the beginning of all the great things we will do here The 15 acre facility that runs along the Chattahoochee River and Peachtree Creek will provide passive greenspace to residents Opening this greenspace to the public supports Mayor Reed s commitment to increase access to greenspace for the betterment of families and youth in the City said Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina We are thrilled to

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/city-of-atlanta-commemorates-fort-peachtree-bicentennial/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management to honor Small Business Development Program graduates - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 to honor Small Business Development Program graduates Watershed Management to honor Small Business Development Program graduates 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 to honor Small Business Development Program graduates ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management will recognize 45 companies at its Small Business Development Program SBDP Graduation on Tuesday Oct 7 in the Atlanta City Hall Old Council Chambers C David Moody Jr President and CEO of Moody Construction will serve as keynote speaker 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 Atlanta has a long and rich history of thriving small businesses which have helped this city grow and prosper said Mayor Kasim Reed I proudly congratulate these companies who will now have the opportunity to successfully compete for major contracts and excel in providing the quality service needed by the City of Atlanta SBDP provides intensive training in sewer rehabilitation techniques and construction management During the 10 week program held each spring companies 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

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-to-honor-small-business-development-program-graduates/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Mayor Reed and City of Atlanta Call for Strengthening Our Nation’s Water Systems - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    the future of all cities across the United States will depend on how well we can continue to provide a safe and reliable water system by efficiently replacing aging pipes while adding new sustainable infrastructure that will allow continuing economic development said Mayor Kasim Reed a committee chair of the U S Conference of Mayors The City of Atlanta has a leadership role in this nationwide effort to invest in water infrastructure which will serve as a catalyst for economic development that leads to jobs and helps train up the next generation of water professionals The City is about to launch its single largest water project at a cost of 250M that will give Atlanta a more reliable water system for the next 100 years According to new research by the Water Research Foundation and the Water Environment Research Foundation the utilities are responsible for 36 500 high quality direct jobs that help workers enter the middle class and further grow American competitiveness More than 289 000 permanent jobs will be supported annually over the next decade One fifth of the U S economy relies on a reliable and clean water supply In the metropolitan Atlanta area 5 million people depend on the Chattahoochee River for their drinking water Jo Ann J Macrina Commissioner of the City of Atlanta s Department of Watershed Management was one of a dozen national utility leaders at today s Build America Infrastructure Investment Summit in Washington that demonstrates the widespread recognition of the water sector s economic importance Commissioner Macrina will contribute to a roundtable discussion on the importance of making adequate investments in our nation s water infrastructure Our economy public health and environmental sustainability rely on a well maintained water system said Commissioner Macrina We are investing heavily in our water infrastructure

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/mayor-reed-and-city-of-atlanta-call-for-strengthening-our-natione28099s-water-systems/ (2016-05-01)
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  • City of Atlanta Meets Consent Decree Major Milestone On Time, Under Budget - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Time Under Budget 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 Meets Consent Decree Major Milestone On Time Under Budget ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management DWM successfully reached its latest federal consent decree milestone with the recent completion of two major wastewater infrastructure improvements The Peachtree Creek Capacity Relief Project and citywide sewer rehabilitation finished under budget by 50 million dollars and ahead of the July 1 2014 deadline imposed by the U S Environmental Protection Agency Compliance with the requirements of the consent decree is a central priority for the City of Atlanta says Mayor Kasim Reed The Department of Watershed Management worked extremely hard to meet this goal and improve Atlanta s infrastructure I thank the city s residents for their continued patience since the inception of the consent decrees Without voter s support of the Municipal Option Sales Tax this achievement would not have been possible The 40 million Peachtree Creek Capacity Relief Storage Tank Pump Station will alleviate sewer overflows during heavy rain in the Peachtree Creek basin The tank just west of Cheshire Bridge Road and bordering the CSX rail right of way will store up to 10 million gallons of water and is equipped with a state of the art self cleaning and odor control system Through revisions in the original design and construction of the tank on City owned property DWM achieved cost savings of more than 50 million To meet consent decree obligations for sewer rehabilitation DWM has inspected all of the City s 1 600 miles of sewer lines that will lead to more than 380 miles of repair

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/city-of-atlanta-meets-consent-decree-major-milestone-on-time-under-budget/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Emergency Repairs Continue on Brewer Boulevard - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Emergency Repairs Continue on Brewer Boulevard Emergency Repairs Continue on Brewer Boulevard 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 Emergency Repairs Continue on Brewer Boulevard ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management DWM will continue to perform emergency repairs to a water main on Brewer Boulevard Water service will be temporarily interrupted beginning at noon today Repairs are anticipated to be complete by 10 p m We understand the repairs have created a tremendous inconvenience to residents affected by the repairs and water outage says DWM Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina However our crews have been on site working diligently around the clock to make repairs and restore water service to our customers Residents are

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