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MWA among the Clean 13 in Georgia

Dec 8, 2017 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.

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The precautions and innovations used by the MWA during its pipe lining rehabilitation project along the Ocmulgee River garnered the Authority inclusion in this year’s Clean 13 list of organizations going the extra mile to protect Georgia’s water.

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its 2017 Clean 13 Report and a familiar name is among the list of organizations praised for their environmental stewardship.

The Clean 13 is a list recognizing the extraordinary work accomplished by individuals, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations, as well as state and local governments to protect Georgia’s water.

Joining the MWA as a member of the state’s Clean 13 are: The City of Atlanta, Cox Enterprises, Solar Crowdsource, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ladybug Farms, Mark Masters, Chairman John Meadows, Scott Bridge Company, South Fork Conservancy, Storm Water Systems, and UPS.

The MWA was recognized specifically for its innovative pipe restoration capital project along the Ocmulgee River, which improved the quality of the sewer system while protecting the Ocmulgee River during construction and in the future by reducing the potential for sewer spills and overflows impacting this critical water resource.

“The MWA went far beyond simply replacing old pipes along the Ocmulgee River; they were willing to substantially invest in more expensive technology to provide the community with long-term functional water systems,” says Jen Hilburn, Executive Director of the Altamaha Riverkeeper, who nominated the Authority for this recognition. “Additionally, this innovative work allowed the Authority to avoid ripping up the banks of the river for traditional pipe replacement. The MWA has embraced a long-term commitment to good water works that will continue to make them leaders in their field.”

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
Phone: 770-757-1681
Email: chris@jwapr.com

Tagged: mwa, macon water authority, georgia water coalition, clean 13 report, altamaha riverkeeper

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