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Celebrate Clean Water Every Day!young man carrying rusty propane tank

Fulton County Public Works celebrates our water resources every day.   However, during the third week in October, Clean Water gets it's very own holiday, called Clean Water Week!  

Let's celebrate our drinking water source, the Chattahoochee River, and thank a sewer worker every time we flush our toilets!  


Here are some fun ways to get the water party started:

  1. Create a piece of art to express how you love water.   Share your work with friends and family and ask them how they have used clean water today.
  2. Organize a neighborhood litter cleanup.   Keep trash and pollution out of our waterways.   Water Resources can provide you with supplies and support for your event.
  3. Drink a glass of tap water.   Check out our Annual Drinking Water Quality Report to see for yourself just how clean and safe our drinking water is.  
  4. Host a drinking water tasting party.   Serve your guests water from different sources - tap water, filtered tap water, and bottled water.   See if you can taste the difference.
  5. Visit the Chattahoochee River.   The Chattahoochee River flows right through Fulton County and provides us with drinking water, habitat for wildlife, and countless recreational opportunities.  
  6. Adopt a stream.   You and your family can monitor the water quality in a local waterway.   Water Resources will provide you with the resources and training you will need.  
  7. Scrape your plate.   Fats, oils, and grease can clog sewer lines and lead to costly sewer overflows.   Cool cooking grease and place in the trash.   Kitty litter can soak up liquid oils before going in the trash.   Scrape unwanted leftovers into the trash, not down the drain or garbage disposal.  





macroinvertebrate workshop at Big Trees Forest PreserveAdopt-A-Stream

The Adopt-A-Stream Program is a citizen's volunteer stream monitoring program that assesses the health of local waterways through chemical, physical, and biological monitoring, and through visual and watershed assessments. Volunteers are trained and certified to monitor their local streams for both chemical and biological parameters, including pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and macroinvertebrate surveys.



storm drain with markerStorm Drain Marking & Adopt-A-Drain

The Storm Drain Marking and Adopt-A-Drain programs are two quick and easy ways you can make a difference in your neighborhood by keeping your waterways cleaner and helping to prevent flooding.







Stream Cleanups
clean up on Proctor Creek

You can participate in a stream cleanup either by joining an effort organized by another group, or by organizing your own event. Fulton County will help you get involved in this type of waterway protection and provide you with the supplies and support you need to make your event a success.




water educational activity with children gathered around the tableWatershed Education

Water Resources has a variety of watershed presentations for both students and adults. We can visit your meeting, classroom, or other event with an educational, water related activity. Programs are hands-on learning experiences designed to best fit the needs of your group.




Drinking Water Quality Reports2012 report cover with colorful children's art work

Each year Fulton County prepares and delivers to each water customer a consumer confidence report (CCR) which presents the analysis of the drinking water provided and other important, pertinent, or interesting information. We are especially happy to be able to report that the quality of our water is excellent, having met or exceeded the standards set by the EPA.

For more information about these programs, contact:
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Department of Water Resources
Environmental Education Coordinator
141 Pryor St, SW Suite 6001
Atlanta, GA 30303
Direct: (404) 612-8006
Main (404) 612-7400
Fax: (404) 335-5250

 
 

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