Our Unsung Heroes

Cholera, dysentery, typhoid, oh, my! These diseases often pose a threat in developing countries that lack sanitation services. Fortunately for Athenians, we have a state-of-the-art water reclamation system designed to remove the harmful microorganisms and parasites responsible for such deadly diseases. Our treatment processes also remove pollutants that are harmful to our water resources, aquatic life, and environment. The water you send down the drain each and every day is reclaimed, refreshed, and returned safely to our local waterways.

So who are the people providing all of us with wastewater services that keep our waters clean and protect our quality of life? They are dedicated Public Utilities Department employees. Lucky for us, they are performing essential - and often not so glamorous - jobs that are vital to the health of our community. These unsung heroes make sure that you have safe and reliable wastewater services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Learn more about these essential jobs and unsung heroes. As part of our 50th year Reclamation Celebration, a different job will be featured each month in the column on the right.

Thank you to all our unsung heroes for their contribution to the quality of life in Athens-Clarke County!

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