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It's Almost Time to Roll Out the Barrels!

Roll Out the Barrels flyer

The Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program and ACC Water Conservation Office will co-host the seventh annual Roll Out the Barrels fundraiser on Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Terrapin Brewery (265 Newton Bridge Road). The event will feature a silent auction of 21 rain barrels painted by local artists, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and live music from the Welfare Liners. Roll Out the Barrels raises money to support the ACC Green Schools Program, an initiative that encourages environmental education in Athens-Clarke County schools.
 
Water pollution is a serious problem in Athens-Clarke County and green infrastructure, such as rain barrels and other rain harvesters, are an important component in addressing that problem. Rain barrels are easy-to-install and can be used to protect water by both reducing runoff and reducing the need to pull from city water supplies for lawn-care and car washing.
 
For more information about the event, visit rolloutthebarrels.org. Follow Athens-Clarke County Stormwater (@StormwaterACC) on Facebook to view the barrels and vote on your favorite, and we hope to see you at Terrapin on May 25!

National Public Works Week 2017


Athens-Clarke County will be celebrating National Public Works Week from May 21 to May 27. This week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), is meant to celebrate the tens and thousands of men and women across North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. Public Works professionals use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life. In Athens, “public works” includes our Streets and Drainage Division, Traffic Engineering Division, Engineering Division, Stormwater Management Program, Landscape Management Division, Fleet Management Division, Public Utilities Department, Solid Waste Department, and Athens Transit services.

Athens Transit bus
Stormwater Vac Trucks
Traffic Engineering

In honor of Public Works Week, Athens-Clarke County Unified Government is sponsoring a Rolling Truck Tour during the week of May 15. Public works trucks and equipment will travel to several local schools, including Alps Road Elementary, Barnett Shoals Elementary, J.J. Harris Elementary, Chase Street Elementary, Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary, St. Joseph Catholic School, and Kaleidoscope Montessori School. Students will have the chance to see, hear, and touch the trucks, as well as learn about the hardworking individuals who operate them.
 
For more information about National Public Works Week, visit the APWA website.

Upcoming Events


Tabling at the Athens Farmers Market
Saturday, May 13, 8:00am-12:00pm
Bishop Park (705 Sunset Drive)
 
Are you familiar with the pollutants that harm Athens-Clarke County waterways? Do you want to help keep Athens-Clarke County’s waterways clean? Then visit the ACC Stormwater booth at the Athens Farmers Market. We will have information about water pollution in Athens and volunteer opportunities, as well as a trivia game and prizes.

Winterville Marigold Festival
Saturday, May 20, 9:00am-5:00pm
Pittard Park (125 N. Church Street)
 
The Winterville Marigold Festival began over 30 years ago as a way to beautify and renovate the town and for the purpose of promoting friendship. Each year, the festival features juried arts and crafts, barbecue and other food vendors, dancing and entertainment in the park, the Marigold 10K, parade, and other events. ACC Stormwater will host their own booth to give out information about the program, volunteer opportunities, and other upcoming events.
 
Roll Out the Barrels
Thursday, May 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Terrapin Beer Co. (265 Newton Bridge Road)
 
Enjoy functional art and support sustainability at the seventh annual Roll Out the Barrels! The event will feature a silent auction of barrels painted by 21 local artists, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and live music from the Welfare Liners.
 
The family-friendly event is hosted by the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program and Water Conservation Office with support from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, Athens Paint and Body, Terrapin Beer Co., and Mama’s Boy. Proceeds benefit the ACC Green Schools Program.

Contact Us


Stormwater Management Program

Department of Transportation and Public Works

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
120 W. Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
706-613-3440
stormwater@athensclarkecounty.com
www.athensclarkecounty.com/stormwater


Notice Dumping or Flooding?


Call the Stormwater Hotline at 706-614-1282 if you see someone dumping into a storm drain or notice flooding due to clogged drains or pipes.

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