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City of Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to be Honored for Advancements in Water Conservation
Posted Date: 10/2/2012 3:00 PM
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Mayor’s Office of Communications 
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Reese McCranie, Director 
404-330-6006, office 
404-886-2334, cell 

Aaron Bastian, Communications Manager 
404-335-1962, office
404-272-3984, cell 


Media Advisory

City of Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to be Honored for Advancements in Water Conservation
Representatives to Accept Prestigious "Best in Business Class" Award at TOTO USA Headquarters


Denise Quarles, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta
Sharon Douglas, Senior Manager Environmental Compliance, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Daijiro Nogata, President, TOTO USA
Bill Strang, Senior Vice President Operations, TOTO USA
Sally Bethea, Executive Director, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Laura Hartt, Policy Director, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper


Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) to present “Best in Business Class” awards to three local government entities for significant efforts and commitments to reducing water use within the business sector:

• City of Atlanta – for leading the “Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge” effort to save water and energy in commercial buildings;
• Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – for achieving significant water and energy savings through plumbing retrofits and other best management practices: and
• TOTO USA – for partnering with local governments and businesses such as the City of Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to install water-efficient plumbing fixtures.


Thursday, October 4, 2012
Media Check in: 9:45a.m.
Press Conference: 10:00a.m.
*RSVP required to: Stephanie Walker,



TOTO USA Headquarters
1155 Southern Road, Morrow, GA 30260

 NOTES: CRK’s update to its 2011 report, Filling the Water Gap: Conservation Successes and Missed Opportunities in Metro Atlanta, outlines water conservation efforts across the metro region as implemented by nine local governments and select businesses. The report concludes that the City of Atlanta, TOTO USA and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are leading metro Atlanta’s water conservation efforts, and encourages further action by local regional and state leaders.

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