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DeKalb’s Water Conservation Named “Best in Class”
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DeKalb’s Water Conservation Named “Best in Class”

DECATUR– (submitted by the DeKalb County Government)  DeKalb County has been recognized for its water conservation efforts by the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries. DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management was named “Best in Class” for its Inefficient Plumbing Fixtures Replacement plan.

In 2008, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance requiring owners of buildings/structures constructed prior to 1993 to replace all inefficient plumbing fixtures with low-flow water efficient fixtures upon resale.  DeKalb County is the first in the state of Georgia to adopt such legislation, which is an essential component of the county’s long-term water conservation efforts, and will help to advance the preservation of our limited water resources. 

DeKalb was one of four utilities presented with the “Best in Class” award during UCR’s presentation of its new report “Filling the Water Gap: Conservation Successes and Missed Opportunities in Metro Atlanta.” This report reviews the past decade of water planning in metro Atlanta, presents case studies for 10 metro utilities, including DeKalb County, and offers recommendations for the future.

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