The Georgia Water Coalition paused from its efforts to promote clean waters to celebrate what it called, “extraordinary efforts that have led to cleaner rivers, stronger communities and a more sustainable future for Georgians.”
The coalition on Tuesday released its fourth annual Clean 13 report to recognize a total of 13 individuals and organizations that have moved the needle in the protection of Georgia’s river and water resources. One of the honorees: Emory University’s WaterHub. It is a sewage treatment plant that looks like a greenhouse, is odor free, and supplies 40% of the campus’s water, Joe Cook with the Georgia River Network said after the recipients were announced in a virtual meeting.
“It processes some 400,000 gallons of sewage daily and returns that treated wastewater to the campus where it is used to flush toilets in some of the residence halls and is used to heat and cool campus buildings.” To underscore the point, the Georgia Water Coalition included this sentence in the introduction to the report: “Within the stories of each of the individuals, organizations and businesses highlighted in this year’s Clean 13 report runs that underlying theme: the need to help people enjoy, appreciate and take action to protect Georgia’s water.”
 Pendered, D (2020, October 7). Georgia Water Coalition commends ‘Clean 13’ for creating more sustainable Georgia. SaportaReport. https://saportareport.com/georgia-water-coalition-commends-clean-13-for-creating-more-sustainable-georgia/