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  • DWM Encourages Atlantans to “Fix-A-Leak” - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 DWM Encourages Atlantans to Fix A Leak DWM Encourages Atlantans to Fix A Leak 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 Encourages Atlantans to Fix A Leak March 18 2013 The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management DWM will observe Fix A Leak Week beginning today through Sunday in an effort to encourage Atlantans to repair leaking structures in their homes Every year Americans waste more than one trillion gallons of water due to leaks in the home An average household can lose 10 000 gallons per year and ten percent of homes lose up to 90 gallons per day As the City faces water supply challenges and restrictions identifying and repairing leaks will help to save this precious resource The Department is deeply commitment to the Mayor s mission encouraging sustainability throughout our region says DWM Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina Repairing leaks in the home will go a long way in helping us achieve this goal Repairing leaks around the home not only saves water but it saves money as well Residents may not realize that small household leaks add up to large water losses For example a dripping faucet wastes approximately 1 000 gallons per year It is extremely important to take time to periodically check toilets faucets showerheads dishwashers clothes washers hot water heaters garden hoses and sprinkler systems When you are ready to replace your household fixtures look for WaterSense labeled models DWM has planned a host of activities which

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/dwm-encourages-atlantans-to-e2809cfix-a-leake2809d/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Irrigation Meters Backflow Compliance Grease Management Care and Conserve Care and Conserve Grant Services Home Newsroom Press Releases Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day Watershed Management Celebrates World Toilet Day 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 World Toilet Day ATLANTA In celebration of World Toilet Day this Wednesday the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management asks customers to perform annual toilet inspections and give up flushable wipes World Toilet Day was established in 2001 and observed annually on Nov 19 This international day of action aims to break the stigma around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge Atlanta and municipalities across the world are experiencing higher costs for wastewater collection and treatment due to increased sewer blockages and solid waste volume from sanitary or cleaning wipes advertised as disposable or flushable These non biodegradable cloth like materials when used instead of bathroom tissue may clog sewer service lines and block filter screens at reclamation facilities More than 100 million gallons of wastewater are treated daily at the City s four facilities R M Clayton Intrenchment Creek South River and Utoy Creek before the finished water is returned to local rivers Disposable wipes are not what they claim and they cause major problems for sewer systems everywhere Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina said If you must use wipes dispose of them in the trash can Doing so can save water and money The City of Atlanta is a partner in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District toilet rebate program which provides a 100 water bill credit for property owners who install WaterSense low flow toilets in place

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/watershed-management-celebrates-world-toilet-day/ (2016-05-01)
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  • DWM Begins Stormwater Education Series With Friday Workshop - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 DWM Begins Stormwater Education Series With Friday Workshop DWM Begins Stormwater Education Series With Friday Workshop 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 Begins Stormwater Education Series With Friday Workshop March 13 2013 The Department of Watershed Management DWM is hosting its first Post Development Stormwater Management Ordinance workshop on Friday March 15 9 30 11 am at the DWM offices 72 Marietta Street NW The workshop will provide a general overview of the new ordinance including changes new requirements and a brief description of green stormwater infrastructure Representatives from DWM will discuss how the ordinance will be implemented We hope to answer any questions those affected by the ordinance have said Project Manager Susan Rutherford The changes to the

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/dwm-begins-stormwater-education-series-with-friday-workshop/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Mayor Kasim Reed Urges Atlantans To Take Water Conservation Pledge - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Jo Ann J Macrina PE Mayor Commissioner Scheree Rawles Director Communications Community Relations Office 404 546 3200 Cell 404 971 8899 Press Release Mayor Kasim Reed Urges Atlantans To Take Water Conservation Pledge March 12 2013 Mayor Kasim Reed is urging Atlantans to participate in a nationwide conservation competition by signing an online pledge to save water energy and money As part of the Wyland Foundation s National Mayor s Challenge for Water Conservation residents are encouraged to commit at www mywaterpledge com beginning April 1 and show their support for Mayor Reed s goal of making Atlanta a top tier city for sustainability With support from Toyota the U S Environmental Protection Agency the U S Forest Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mayors nationwide challenge their residents to conserve water energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative easy to use online pledges The competition in its second year is a friendly community based competition between cities across the nation to see who can be the most water wise Atlanta will compete with other cities of 300 000 to 600 000 residents Last year the challenge awarded more than 50 000 to 1 200 individuals in cities across the country Residents taking the pledge are eligible for more than 1 000 prizes including water saving products and a Toyota Prius Atlanta is committed to conserving our resources and to the mission of sustainability that is inherent in this pledge said Mayor Reed I will take the pledge myself and I encourage Atlantans to do so as well As a City that has spent billions of dollars to overhaul an aging water and sewer infrastructure Atlanta is keenly aware of the critical nature of our systems and the responsibility to

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/mayor-kasim-reed-urges-atlantans-to-take-water-conservation-pledge/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Innovative Green Infrastructure Policies to Reduce Stormwater Pollution... More - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    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 Innovative Green Infrastructure Policies to Reduce Stormwater Pollution Move Forward Under Mayor Kasim Reed s Leadership March 4 2013 The Atlanta City Council unanimously adopted the amended Post Development Stormwater Management Ordinance groundbreaking legislation drafted by the Department of Watershed Management that became effective Wednesday February 13 2013 The ordinance promotes the use of green infrastructure practices in new and redevelopment projects in the City The Post Development Stormwater Ordinance is a requirement by a regional planning agency However the City went a step further to protect the property of its residents and businesses and reduce impacts to natural streams The Department of Watershed Management worked diligently with real estate and development industry stakeholders as well as neighborhood and environmental organizations to craft the amendment that considers economic development while at the same time keeping the intent of reducing the impacts of stormwater runoff The amended ordinance offers the option of using a menu of green infrastructure techniques and measures that mimic natural conditions and eliminates the unsightly detention pond These techniques not only reduce the volume of runoff but removes pollutants as well Green infrastructure policies and systems have emerged as best practices for governments that are committed to fostering economic development and healthy communities This new ordinance gives the City a set of tools to reduce drainage problems and stormwater pollution which are serious problems for urban areas and waterways said Chief Operating Officer Duriya Farooqui Green infrastructure helps minimize stormwater runoff reducing flooding and pollution that occurs when untreated runoff flows through storm drains into streams and creeks Popular green infrastructure techniques include preservation of

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/innovative-green-infrastructure-policies-to-reduce-stormwater-pollution-more/ (2016-05-01)
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  • City Begins Final Phase to Convert Flooded Homes to Greenspace - 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 City Begins Final Phase to Convert Flooded Homes to Greenspace City Begins Final Phase to Convert Flooded Homes to Greenspace 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 Begins Final Phase to Convert Flooded Homes to Greenspace January 23 2013 This week the Department of Watershed Management DWM will begin the final phase of demolishing 12 homes along Peachtree Creek and the South River that experienced significant flooding in September 2009 The homes were deemed substantially damaged and lost more than 50 percent of their fair market value because of the flood Their acquisition and demolition will end future flood insurance claims under the National Flood Insurance Program and will restore a total of 5 6 acres of greenspace

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/city-begins-final-phase-to-convert-flooded-homes-to-greenspace/ (2016-05-01)
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  • DWM Updates Make Bills More Informative - 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 DWM Updates Make Bills More Informative DWM Updates Make Bills More Informative 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 Updates Make Bills More Informative January 8 2013 Beginning this month Atlantans water sewer bills will take on a new look In response to customer requests the water sewer bills will include information designed to make them more informative and helpful The new bills will include usage figures in gallons as well as hundred cubic feet CCF The Department of Watershed Management like many water utilities has long used CCF as its billing standard 1 CCF is equivalent to roughly 748 gallons Determining usage in more easily understandable gallons required simple math Now the billing system will handle the math and include the number of gallons used on the bill Customers also will be able to see their usage by tier Atlanta uses conservation rates to encourage wise use of this resource Under the City s tiered billing system customers pay one rate per CCF if they use 3 or fewer CCF a higher rate if they use from 4 to 6 CCF and a still higher rate for using 7 CCF or more Sewer charges which are about three times higher than water rates because of the federally mandated overhaul of Atlanta s sewer system are also billed in tiers The new bills will clearly show customers how being careful with water usage can help them save money Other changes

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/dwm-updates-make-bills-more-informative/ (2016-05-01)
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  • DWM Seeks Stakeholder Input on Proposed Stormwater Ordinance - City of Atlanta, Watershed Management
    Emergencies Register As A Vendor Contact You Projects R M Clayton WRC Headworks Improvement Water Supply Program Historic Old Fourth Ward Detention Pond South River 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 DWM Seeks Stakeholder Input on Proposed Stormwater Ordinance DWM Seeks Stakeholder Input on Proposed Stormwater Ordinance 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 Seeks Stakeholder Input on Proposed Stormwater Ordinance The Department of Watershed Management is seeking your input on proposed changes to the City s Stormwater Ordinance Stakeholders who wish to read the proposed ordinance and the summary of revisions can access both documents at the following URL http

    Original URL path: http://www.atlantawatershed.org/newsroom/press-releases/dwm-seeks-stakeholder-input-on-proposed-stormwater-ordinance/ (2016-05-01)
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