CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVERKEEPER: WATER AND SANITATION
On Monday, November 15, 2021, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will present a program on our community's water and sanitation. Per the organization's website, The Chattahoochee River is one of the smallest river systems in the entire country to provide water supply to a major metropolitan city. This reality compounds the challenges our region faces. From north Georgia to the Florida line, the Chattahoochee River watershed faces many threats to its chemical, physical and biological health and integrity, including: Storm-water and wastewater pollution Increased water consumption Landscape changes that interrupt natural flow patterns A changing climate Although river health has improved in recent decades, more than 1,000 miles of waterways within the Chattahoochee watershed still do not meet water-quality standards. And that means potential health threats to people and wildlife that come in contact with it.
For more information, go to Chattahoochee.org
Posted by Sally McLaughlin
December 3, 2021