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  • City of Atlanta DWM Wins Construction Excellence Award - 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 City of Atlanta DWM Wins Construction Excellence Award City of Atlanta DWM Wins Construction Excellence Award 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 DWM Wins Construction Excellence Award ATLANTA Successful completion of a storage vault in the shadows of Turner Field earned the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management DWM recognition for construction excellence by the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America CMAA SAC last week DWM received first place honors in the category of New Public Building Construction Under 50 million at the organization s annual awards banquet The ceremony was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and celebrated outstanding achievement in construction management Construction of the five million gallon vault underneath Turner Field s media parking lot began on Nov 1 2013 The project represented a fast track design build with a five month schedule to coincide with the Atlanta Braves offseason The 19 million project reached substantial completion on Feb 28 Construction of the media lot vault is a remarkable achievement in engineering and construction which will provide much needed flood relief to residents in the surrounding neighborhoods says Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina We were able to complete construction within a very tight timeframe utilizing a design which incorporated sustainability a key initiative of Mayor Kasim Reed to relieve flooding The media lot storage vault project is part of the

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  • Community Investigation Leads to DWM Action - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Community Investigation Leads to DWM Action Community Investigation Leads to DWM Action 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 Community Investigation Leads to DWM Action ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management DWM completed a cleanup of illegally dumped tires along Proctor Creek last month DWM was notified of the abandoned tires by a letter sent to the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA from representatives of the Proctor Creek Stewardship Council Shaheed DuBois and Tony Torrence The tires have the potential to pose a health risk to the community from increased mosquito breeding habitat and harboring areas for wildlife such as snakes

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/community-investigation-leads-to-dwm-action/ (2016-05-01)
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  • DWM to Observe National Drinking Water Week - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases DWM to Observe National Drinking Water Week DWM to Observe National Drinking Water Week 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 DWM to Observe National Drinking Water Week ATLANTA The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management DWM will recognize National Drinking Water Week beginning Monday May 5 in an effort to promote water conservation and to encourage residents to drink tap water This year s theme What Do You Know About H20 asks everyone to consider the vital role water plays in our daily lives The American Water Works Association AWWA has celebrated National Drinking Water Week for more than 35 years During National Drinking Water Week I encourage Atlantans to think about the significant impact clean water has on our quality of life says Commissioner Jo Ann J Macrina Watershed Management is dedicated to providing you with safe clean drinking water every day We embrace Mayor Reed s goals to ensure sustainable resources for Atlanta s future generations and conserving our finite water resources is essential Atlanta s drinking water system dates back to 1875 and supplies approximately 1 2 million people daily in Atlanta Sandy Springs and south Fulton County DWM also serves wholesale customers in Clayton and DeKalb counties and the cities of College Park Hapeville and East Point Together the system s three water treatment plants the Hemphill and Chattahoochee facilities in northwest Atlanta and the Atlanta Fulton County facility in Alpharetta produce 90 million gallons of water each day A host of activities begins Monday at the Older Atlantans Month celebration in the

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/dwm-to-observe-national-drinking-water-week/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management to Celebrate 44th Annual Earth Day - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    PE Mayor Commissioner Scheree Rawles Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 404 971 8899 Press Release Watershed Management to Celebrate 44th Annual Earth Day The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management DWM will commemorate Earth Day Tuesday by promoting environmental protection in communities This year s Earth Day theme Green Cities is designed to help cities become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint through a focus on energy buildings and transportation We are especially conscious of the positive impact sustainable practices have on the environment says Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Earth Day is a global reminder of our responsibility to preserve our home for generations to come The Department will continue to strive to be a leading organization in sustainability through green and energy saving initiatives Watershed Management is a leader in energy conservation Lighting retrofits at the Hemphill and Chattahoochee water treatment plants and the R M Clayton Water Reclamation Center replacing more than 4 300 inefficient fixtures with high efficiency fluorescent and LED fixtures are projected to save the City more than 400 000 annually in energy and maintenance costs Additionally Hemphill has been recognized as one of the nation s most energy efficient buildings for reducing energy usage by 40 percent and preventing more than 11 000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions The co generation project at R M Clayton designed to use methane gas generated by the wastewater treatment process to produce electricity for the plant s operation is estimated to reduce the City s carbon footprint by three percent DWM will also retrofit toilets showerheads urinals and fixtures in all of its municipal buildings by the end of 2014 Watershed Management green infrastructure initiatives are being recognized on a local regional and national level for sustainable efforts The Post

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  • Watershed Management Celebrates “Fix-A-Leak” Week - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Celebrates Fix A Leak Week Watershed Management Celebrates Fix A Leak Week 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 Celebrates Fix A Leak Week The City of Atlanta will observe Fix A Leak Week beginning Saturday 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 per year the equivalent of the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry Repairing leaks around the home not only saves water but it saves money as well Finding and repairing leaks around the house 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 hot water heaters garden hoses and sprinkler systems Watershed Management is committed to Mayor Kasim Reed s mission to encourage sustainability says Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Small household leaks may add up to not only large water losses but also increased costs so it is extremely important to periodically check the appliances around your home Watershed Management will host several activities to educate residents on simple and inexpensive ways to repair household leaks The week kicks off with the Water Drop Dash 5K on Saturday at the Roswell Chattahoochee Nature Center

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-celebrates-e2809cfix-a-leake2809d-week/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Winter Weather Disturbs Water Mains – What To Expect - 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 Winter Weather Disturbs Water Mains What To Expect Winter Weather Disturbs Water Mains What To Expect 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 Winter Weather Disturbs Water Mains What To Expect The Department of Watershed Management advises residents to anticipate increased main break activity over the next several days More than 2 500 of water mains lie underneath streets served by the City of Atlanta 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 help by reporting possible main breaks to DWM Customer Service at 404 658 6500 ext 2 If you see water running above the street or pooling around a meter when there has not been recent rain please note the source and report the nearest address Water main breaks occur most frequently during winter months and repairs are prioritized using many factors location number of people affected and or current workload Crews are responding 24 7 to reported issues All reports of main breaks are investigated but not all are repaired immediately Please exercise patience as a typical main break repair can last six to eight hours Cold weather doesn t just affect mains it can freeze internal lines and cause bursts What can

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  • City of Atlanta Partnering For Progress Vendor Expo Set For Thursday - 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 Partnering For Progress Vendor Expo Set For Thursday City of Atlanta Partnering For Progress Vendor Expo Set For Thursday 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 Partnering For Progress Vendor Expo Set For Thursday Feb 4 2014 The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management in conjunction with the Mayor s Office of Contract Compliance and the Department of Procurement will host the annual Partnering for Progress Vendor Expo Feb 6 at the Atlanta Civic Center s Piedmont Room According to the U S Small Business Administration more than 722 000 small businesses and entrepreneurs make significant contributions to Georgia s economy In recognition of this business sector the Vendor Expo is designed to educate small minority and female business owners on how to do business with the City of Atlanta and other local government agencies Partnering for Progress provides an opportunity for business owners to become well informed about vendor policies and procedures as well as upcoming contract opportunities said Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina It is our goal to ensure that these enterprises have the resources and tools to compete for business opportunities in the City as we strive to continue to increase the impact of small businesses in Atlanta and throughout the state We encourage their participation in this event Cassius Butts Regional Administrator for the U S Small Business Administration will provide the keynote address and Michael Russell Chief Executive Officer of H J Russell and Company will deliver updates on the Atlanta Falcons stadium

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/city-of-atlanta-partnering-for-progress-vendor-expo-set-for-thursday/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Hemphill Water Treatment Plant Exceeds Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Goal - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    recognized the Department of Watershed Management s Hemphill Water Treatment Plant as a top performer in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge BBC for its 48 percent reduction in energy usage since 2009 The Department also received an award as the City s top natural gas saver during a Tuesday ceremony at Hudson Grille in Midtown Atlanta BBC participants work to realize a 20 percent reduction in energy and water consumption in commercial properties by or before 2020 Hemphill is among the first BBC participants to achieve this goal within two years of the program s launch Watershed Management s improvement measures at Hemphill including decommissioning the original pump station built in 1876 and replacing it with a new one outfitted with energy efficient equipment and lighting align with Mayor Reed s goals of establishing Atlanta as a top tier city in sustainability Hemphill was one of just 20 Atlanta properties to complete its Atlanta BBC goal in 2013 Earlier this year the U S Environmental Protection Agency recognized Hemphill as a top finisher in the third annual Energy Star National Building Competition Creating a more sustainable city is a top priority of my Administration and I am thrilled that a City of Atlanta facility took top honors in this challenge said Mayor Kasim Reed The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge has ambitious goals and investments in these building upgrades from both the private sector and city government are vital to successfully reduce water and energy consumption Hemphill supplies approximately 65 percent of all drinking water consumed by Atlantans The City s oldest and largest water treatment facility Hemphill produces more than 136 million gallons of 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

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