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Natural Gas Vehicle Road Rally to Visit DeKalb

DeKalb County only Georgia stop on cross-country tour

DeKalb County will host a stop on the Second Annual “From Sea-to-Shining-Sea” Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Road Rally Across America on Monday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. at the DeKalb County CNG Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.

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Rainwater Harvesting System Funded by The Coca-Cola Company

The South Fork Conservancy recently celebrated the installation of an innovative rainwater retention system

The South Fork Conservancy recently celebrated the installation of an innovative rainwater retention system that will feed the Nickel Bottom urban garden, located at DeKalb’s Zonolite Park.

The event honored The Coca-Cola Company, which funded the rainwater system and design of the urban garden through a $25,000 grant to the South Fork Conservancy and its community partners. Guests included representatives from the City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability and DeKalb County, who dined at picnic tables alongside the new garden while Coca-Cola officials led a workshop on building rain barrels out of repurposed 55-gallon Coca-Cola syrup barrels.

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Rep. Oliver Appointed to House Commission on Transit Governance & Funding

State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) was recently appointed by Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) to serve as a member of the House Commission on Transit Governance & Funding. This commission, which was created during the recent legislative session by House Resolution 848, will study Georgia’s transit needs and analyze ways for the state to adequately plan and provide for those needs.

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Donated Solar Array to benefit DeKalb’s Refugee Community

Global Growers has been selected by the Solarize coalition to receive a solar array that will provide power to Bamboo Creek Farm

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb has selected a DeKalb County nonprofit organization as the recipient of a donated solar installation.

As part of this successful Solarize campaign’s community solar program, Global Growers has been selected by the Solarize coalition to receive a solar array that will provide power to Bamboo Creek Farm, one of Global Growers farming locations in DeKalb County.

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DeKalb County to Replace 102,000 Water Meters

Meters are past useful life or possibly defective

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond has developed a plan to replace more than 100,000 water meters at risk of failure.

According to a task force led by CEO Thurmond, 55 percent of the county’s 184,000 small meters, or 102,000, are at risk of failure and may contribute to inaccurate water bills.

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