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Since construction of the Artesian well in Five Points in 1875, the Atlanta Water System has grown to over 2,400 miles of water mains, 148,500 active accounts, 21,000 fire hydrants and six wholesale customers over a 650 square mile area. Water service is currently provided to more than a million people daily.

Atlanta withdraws water from Chattahoochee River, the largest stream in the Atlanta Region. The average amount of drinking water consumed is 120 million gallons per day.

Systems the size of Atlanta’s must provide well over 750 samples per month to the State of Georgia for analyses of lead and copper, bacteria, turbidity, and 21 other contaminants to assure water quality.

 
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