Macon Water Authority recognized for efforts to protect Ocmulgee River

Ocmulgee River / WGXA

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon Water Authority is being recognized for helping to protect the state's water source.

The authority was named one of the "Clean 13" for what the Georgia Water Coalition calls the Innovative Pipe Restoration Project that is helping protect the Ocmulgee River.

Macon Water Authority President Tony Rojas said this is a testament to the work the city has put in to protect the river and water overall.

"Being included on that list is the acknowledgement of our environmental stewardship," he said. "It's extremely gratifying. We're obviously proud and pleased to be included on the list."

This is the list's first year. Others included are Atlanta, UPS and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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