Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Honored with Metro Atlanta Chamber’s E3 Award
(Atlanta, October 4, 2017) – The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) today received the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s 2017 E3 Liquid Assets Award, which recognizes companies or projects that make a difference for our sustainable water future.
“The Metro Water District is honored that the impact of our work in the region has been recognized by the Metro Atlanta Chamber,” said Charlotte Nash, Chairman of the Metro Water District. “We are proud that our efforts are helping to preserve and protect water resources in our region.”
The Metro Water District has emerged as a national leader in water conservation and efficiency. Through the implementation of ordinances, policies, incentive programs, educational programs and outreach efforts, the Atlanta region has experienced a sizeable reduction in both per capita water use and total withdrawals, even as metro Atlanta’s population has increased.
Efforts include a regional toilet rebate program, which has helped swap old, inefficient toilets for new models that use only a fraction as much water, and “tiered” pricing rates that increase as the volume of water use rises, providing an incentive for consumers to conserve. In addition, the Metro Water District’s new, integrated Water Resource Management plan provides a holistic approach to water management that will help protect water quality and supply.
“In a year with so many outstanding nominations, these E3 winners are spectacular examples of the metropolitan Atlanta community driving advances in sustainability,” said Hala Moddelmog, Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO.
About the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
The Metro Water District is dedicated to developing comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resources plans to be implemented by local governments in the 15-county metro Atlanta region, which includes Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties. These plans conserve public water supplies, protect water quality and recreational values of the waters and minimize potential adverse impacts of development on waters in and downstream of the region. Learn more at www.northgeorgiawater.org.
About the Metro Atlanta Chamber
The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta’s quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on expanding the region’s innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta’s innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and promoting Atlanta’s story. For more information, visit http://www.MetroAtlantaChamber.com.