Advocacy

Local

The Advocacy Committee is engaging in the following issues:

Service Delivery Plan of 2015

The Service Delivery Plan specifies the activities of Athens-Clarke County (ACC) Public Utilities and Transportation & Public Works departments will take to deliver safe drinking water, treat sanitary waste, and mitigate stormwater runoff for the next twenty years.

UOWN reviewed the plan and discovered two areas of concern: extension of sewers into the greenbelt and expenditure of $20 million for water reservoir pre-planning.

The Advocacy committee sent a comment letter to the ACC Mayor & Commission, created a press release, and delivered comments in person.

Non-potable Water Reuse

(coming soon)

 

State

SB116 - Reduction of Stormwater Fees

SB116, Sponsored by Senator F. Ginn (district 47), proposes that property owners be allowed to opt out of stormwater fees if they can prove their property is "water neutral".

UOWN joins the Georgia Water Coalition, the Georgia Municipal Association, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, and the Athens-Clarke County Government  in opposing this bill.

Read our position statement.

Coal Ash Pond De-watering

(coming soon)

Federal

Clean Water Act - Redefinition of Waters of the U.S.

(coming soon)

 

We are in the process of updating this page. If you wish more information or to become involved with UOWN's advocacy efforts, please contact us via advocacy@uown.org