Clean Water Campaign
40 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
What is the Clean Water Campaign?
The Clean Water Campaign (CWC) is a collaborative public education initiative that brings together local, state and federal government agencies, environmental and community groups and corporate partners who all share the common vision of protecting water quality in metro Atlanta. The mission of the Clean Water Campaign is to educate the general public about the sources of water pollution due to stormwater runoff, and its negative effects on our water supply, recreational opportunities, aquatic ecosystems and quality of life. The Campaign encourages the protection of our water resources by informing residents and businesses on how to reduce the impacts of those activities that lead to nonpoint source pollution and polluted runoff.
Who is the Clean Water Campaign?
The Clean Water Campaign is a cooperative, multi-agency public education initiative spearheaded by local governments in metro Atlanta, supported by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Its mission is to build awareness of water quality problems and solutions in the Atlanta region. Click here for more information about the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.
What is the history behind the CWC?
Local governments in the five-county area of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett are required by the Georgia EPD to have a permit and stormwater management program to regulate discharges to their stormwater sewer systems. Public education is an important part of a local stormwater program. To reduce redundancy and deliver a consistent message, the local governments in the five-county area proposed a single regional public education program which would be able to deliver the sorts of broad media efforts and coordination that was needed to effectively reach the public in the Atlanta metro area. The Clean Water Campaign was born in 2001 and soon became a collaborative initiative bringing together state and Federal government agencies, groups involved in water quality and water resources protection, and the business community.
Click here to find out information about the programs that the local governments are working on to improve water quality and to find out about the history of the problem.
What are the benefits of collaborating with the CWC?
The benefits of this cooperative regional public education program include reducing duplication of effort, improving cost effectiveness between groups by sharing costs, and providing opportunities that would be difficult or impossible for a single group or local program to undertake.
How can my organization get involved with the Clean Water Campaign?
The Clean Water Campaign works with schools, community groups and government organizations to reach more residents and businesses concerning water quality. The Clean Water Campaign has a speaker's bureau that presents at organizational meetings, workshops and businesses to give information about ways that each of us can get involved to help reduce water pollution.
How is the CWC Committed to Educating Businesses?
The Clean Water Campaign is committed to working with industries and businesses to educate employees about stormwater pollution and provide best management practices and pollution prevention tips that will reduce the risk of polluted stormwater runoff impairing the region's water resources. Brochures and fact sheets will be distributed to businesses as well as encouraging workshops to educate employees of these participating companies. Click here for more information about being a Clean Water Partner.
* The Clean Water Campaign is managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission.