Location

Locust Lane, City of Austell

Creek Basin Sweetwater Creek
Approximate Total Acres

3.1 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 3.1 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 447 linear feet
Date Acquired November 2004

Shaddix Property
T
he Shaddix property acquisition protects approximately 450 feet of the Sweetwater Creek streambank and three acres of 100-year floodplain. This acquisition represents a significant contribution to the protection of metropolitan Atlanta's streams that are threatened by contaminants in stormwater runoff. In a region that depends on surface water for 98 percent of its drinking water resources, it is critical that streambanks are protected through the establishment of greenway buffers. Ultimately, residents bear the burden of this pollution problem through higher treatment costs, fishing or swimming restrictions, and loss of scenic/property value. However, every property owner who participates in the Greenway Acquisition Project can feel confident about improving water quality for both their neighborhood and ultimately Georgia's primary drinking water supply - the Chattahoochee and South Rivers.

 


If you are interested in participating in the Greenway Acquisition Project, you can email us at greenways@usinfrastructure.com, or contact us directly.