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Irrigation Meters Can Save You Money
Across America, millions of people spend considerable time and money caring for their lawns. They do this because well-kept lawns add value to property, help reduce noise, dust and carbon dioxide and help control erosion. What most people don't know is that the chemicals they use on their lawns in the form of pesticides and herbicides can affect their drinking water.
Atlanta’s Water Testing Offers Peace of Mind
Recent news about the presence of hexavalent chromium (chromium 6) in US water supplies has caused some anxiety among residents. Please note, the City of Atlanta tests for more than 150 contaminants every year.
Who Owns the Creek?
Easy question, right? Well, yes and no. The short answer is: the State of Georgia owns the water, and property owners own the creek beds and banks on their property. A fuller answer comes in three parts.
Drink More Tap Water
Tap water has it all over bottled water. First, it's significantly cheaper, pennies per gallon as opposed to more than $1. Second, tap water undergoes more - and more extensive - testing. Tap water is disinfected, filtered to remove pathogens and tested for E.coli, fecal coliform, bacteria, cryptosporidium, giardia, viruses and most synthetic organic chemicals.
Care & Conserve Program Honored
The Department's Care & Conserve Program, which provides help for qualifying low-income Atlantans, was recently named one of four Best-in-Class water conservation programs by Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
Protect Atlanta's Trees
Atlanta's majestic trees are a signature natural feature of our city. Did you know that they also provide many environmental benefits? Trees help slow down storm-water and prevent flooding and erosion, they help remove pollutants from the air, and they convert carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe.
February generally offers the first few warm, spring-like days, encouraging Atlantans to head to their local plant nurseries to purchase the flowers, shrubs and trees that make Atlanta so beautiful -- and polleny! -- in the spring. But bear in mind that new watering restrictions took effect statewide last June.
Atlanta is still offering $100 rebates to customers who replace pre-1993 toilets with low- and ultra-low-flow models (1.28 gallons per flush). Additionally, Atlanta became the first city in the Southeast to offer...
As the leading cause of death for men and women, heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans every year. February is American Heart Month. The City of Atlanta and the American Heart Association urge you to make minor lifestyle changes that will contribute to a healthy heart.
Stop Leaks! Give Your Toilet Regular Checkups
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