The Georgia Water Coalition has released its Clean 13 report for 2019. This report highlights individuals, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies whose efforts have led to cleaner rivers, stronger communities and a more sustainable future for Georgians, as stated in a GWC media release.
Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director of the Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiative, states, “Georgia is faced with many water challenges involving problems that effect the health of our rivers and the availability of clean water for us and wildlife. Those recognized in the Clean 13 report are on the front lines of meeting those challenges. From innovative wastewater treatment projects to important clean water education efforts, the entities are developing solutions to these challenges.”
Among this year’s Clean 13: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the Georgia Association of Water Professionals in Marietta, Flint River Working Group in Fulton, Clayton, Fayette, Spalding and Coweta Counties, the Walton Electric Membership Corporation in Monroe, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, Fulton County Commission, Truck Carlson in Augusta, Georgia ForestWatch in Dahlonega, the Len Foote Hike Inn in Dawsonville, Amerson River Park in Macon-Bibb County, Rep. Debbie Buckner (from Talbot County), and the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District in Camilla.
The entities recognized in the report will be honored at the GWC’s Clean 13 Celebration scheduled for March 12, 2020 at the Mason Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.