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Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative records

Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative records
Creator: Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative
Inclusive Dates: 1999-2001
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 3 boxes
Collection Number: ms3171
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Clean Water Initiative was formed in April 2000 to study metro Atlanta's growing water quality challenges and recommend a framework to address these challenges. A task force of diverse and influential leaders was assembled to study regional water quality issues and reach consensus on the strategies and structures this region should employ to address these challenges.

The Clean Water Initiative was a project convened by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Business Coalition. The Initiative proved to be an effective model for focusing attention on an environmental problem, developing consensus on a plan for action and achieving the political momentum necessary to implement the plan.

The task force reached its final recommendations on October 2000. The focus of the recommendations was the creation of a "Metro Atlanta Water Planning District" for a sixteen county area in metro Atlanta. Legislation that closely tracks the Clean Water Initiative recommendations was introduced in the state Senate in February 2001.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of drafts and presentation materials used throughout 2001 Initiative meetings. Several versions of the drafts contain hand-written notes. Materials cover a variety of topics, from the quality and sources of water in the Metro Atlanta area, to plan implementation techniques. Also included is the Final Report of the Clean Water Initiative. There is also material pertaining to Senate bill 130, which the Clean Water Initiative succeeded in passing in 2001. A VHS tape labeled "Clean Water Initiative (Local Coverage)" is available through the Walter J. Brown Media Library.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative, ms3171, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Municipal water supply -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Public utilities -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Storm sewers -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Water -- Law and legislation -- Georgia.
Water -- Pollution -- Georgia.
Water-supply -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Water Initiative and Research

11Background Water Summit reports
12Metro Atlanta Water and Sewer Initiative, 1999 November 9
13Overview of Water and Sewer Issues
14Water Initiative Strategy, 1999
15Water Initiative notes
16Water Initiative- public relations
17Wastewater infrastructure strategy
18Pervious concrete information
19Interview with Alan Hallum

2. Meetings

110Unidentified handwritten notes
111-12Memos/correspondence, 2000 February-October
113-23Meetings, 2000 January-March
21-19Meetings, 2000 March-December
31-2"Metro Atlanta's Emerging Water Quality Crisis" powerpoints/presentations
33Water quality website
34Clean Water Initiative ads
35Clean Water Initiative- drafts of final reports
36Clean Water Initiative- final report, 2000 November
37Clean Water Initiative- information portfolio
38Trends, Implicatons, and Strategies for Balanced Growth in the Atlanta Region
39Online Athens articles, 2001 January-February

3. Proposals/Bills

310Georgia Canoeing Association proposal
311"Water Reuse" proposal to protect water quality in Lake Lanier
312Clean Water Initiative Proposal 4, 2000 September 27
313Comparison of water proposals- Water Planning Organization (ARC) versus Water Management Division (under DNR)
314Strawman options
315Preliminary campaign plan, 2000 June
316Campaign plan , 2001
317SB-130- A Bill to be Entitled an Act
318SB-130- "Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Act"
319SB-130 material
320Georgia Water Planning District research
321Legal briefing
322Metro Atlanta's Clean Water Initiative- summary
323Clean Water Action Plan, 1999-2000