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Our Goal is a Healthier South River

Working in partnership with residents of south DeKalb County and strategic stakeholders from Atlanta to the Atlantic coast, South River Watershed Alliance is leading the way to restoring and protecting South River by raising the visibility and promoting the value of Atlanta's "other river."

Why South River Water Trail?

Why is designating South River a water trail important?  Planning, building, and managing a water trail will unlock the potential of the river and bring to life for the community what the river has to offer.  Learn more here.
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Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)

Prevention is the most sensible and lasting solution to the county's FOG crisis. Click here for more information about FOG and what you can do to help eliminate the problem.
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Water Trail

A water trail, also sometimes referred to as a blueway, is a river, lake, or coastline that provides recreational, education and/or scenic experiences. The ultimate goal of achieving water trail designation for South River is to connect more people to the river in their backyards, and to inspire stewardship and protection of the river. Learn more here.

Consent Decree

The DeKalb County consent decree requires that the county eliminate sanitary sewer overflows. For this reason, the decree is south DeKalb's best chance for a cleaner South River, but only if it outlines a specific plan for how DeKalb County will reduce sewage pollution from fats, oils, and grease. Currently, such a plan does not exist. More consent decree here.

Fats, Oils, & Grease

The greatest threat to water quality in DeKalb County comes from sanitary sewage overflows caused by fats, oils, and grease blockages. These blockages are responsible for millions of gallons of sewage pollution in South River. Correct disposal of fats, oils, and grease is essential to addressing this crisis. Learn more here.

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