Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative records

Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative.
Title: Metro Atlanta Clean Water Initiative records
Dates: 1999-2001
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet 3 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3171

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Related Material

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
2Metro Atlanta Water and Sewer Initiative, 1999 November 9
3Overview of Water and Sewer Issues
4Water Initiative Strategy, 1999
5Water Initiative notes
6Water Initiative- public relations
7Wastewater infrastructure strategy
8Pervious concrete information
9Interview with Alan Hallum

2. Meetings

110Unidentified handwritten notes
11-12Memos/correspondence, 2000 February-October
13-23Meetings, 2000 January-March
21-19Meetings, 2000 March-December
31-2"Metro Atlanta's Emerging Water Quality Crisis" powerpoints/presentations
3Water quality website
4Clean Water Initiative ads
5Clean Water Initiative- drafts of final reports
6Clean Water Initiative- final report, 2000 November
7Clean Water Initiative- information portfolio
8Trends, Implicatons, and Strategies for Balanced Growth in the Atlanta Region
9Online Athens articles, 2001 January-February

3. Proposals/Bills

310Georgia Canoeing Association proposal
11"Water Reuse" proposal to protect water quality in Lake Lanier
12Clean Water Initiative Proposal 4, 2000 September 27
13Comparison of water proposals- Water Planning Organization (ARC) versus Water Management Division (under DNR)
14Strawman options
15Preliminary campaign plan, 2000 June
16Campaign plan, 2001
17SB-130- A Bill to be Entitled an Act
18SB-130- "Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Act"
19SB-130 material
20Georgia Water Planning District research
21Legal briefing
22Metro Atlanta's Clean Water Initiative- summary
23Clean Water Action Plan, 1999-2000