The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District today announced the launch of the My Drop Counts business water conservation campaign, which encourages local organizations to join in regional efforts to reduce water use and ensure a sustainable future for the Atlanta region. Water conservation is critically important in metro Atlanta, as the region is subject to cyclical, sometimes severe, droughts, and is reliant on small rivers and the reservoirs located on them for its water supply.
“The tremendous response we’ve had to our new My Drop Counts business water conservation pledge is a clear sign that the region’s business leaders recognize that the economic vitality of our community depends on all of us – as individuals and organizations – working together to conserve our critical water resources,” said Charlotte Nash, Chairman of the Metro Water District. “We’re proud to partner with civic-minded organizations that recognize metro Atlanta must continue to innovate in order to maintain its national leadership in water conservation and stewardship.”
Cox Enterprises, The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia Power, SunTrust Bank, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Agnes Scott College are among the leading Atlanta organizations pledging to conserve water as part of this new business campaign – either as building owners or as tenants. The campaign works in concert with the individual My Drop Counts campaign, which encourages residents to save water in and around their homes.
The My Drop Counts business campaign provides a way for corporations, governments, academic institutions and non-profits to take a leading role in protecting the Atlanta region’s water supply through cycles of drought – now and into the future.
Businesses that commit to taking specific steps – such as completing audits of water fixtures and developing action plans to replace inefficient fixtures – can achieve bronze, silver, gold, or platinum status. In addition, their employees will be encouraged to take the My Drop Counts individual pledge to save water at home.
“At Georgia Power, our thousands of employees across the state share a commitment to conserve water at work and in their homes,” said Dr. Mark Berry, vice president of Environmental and Natural Resources for Georgia Power. “We know that water is the most crucial natural resource for our state, and we are excited to partner in this new program that will help us preserve every drop we can.”
The Metro Water District encourages businesses and residents to join these organizations and take the My Drop Counts pledge. Learn more at mydropcounts.org/pledge.