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Mayor Kasim Reed to Join Department of Watershed Management to Announce the Name of the New Tunnel Boring Machine

Post Date:09/20/2016 1:00 PM
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Mayor’s Office of Communications 
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov
                                                                 
Jewanna Gaither, Deputy Press Secretary
404-330-6942, office
404-357-5829, cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2016

Media Advisory

Mayor Kasim Reed to Join Department of Watershed Management to Announce the Name of the New Tunnel Boring Machine

Tunnel boring machine is integral element to the Water Supply Program

WHO: 

Mayor Kasim Reed
Kishia L. Powell, Commissioner, Department of Watershed Management
Radhika Fox, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Water Alliance
Special guests

WHAT: Mayor Kasim Reed will join Department of Watershed Management Commissioner Kishia Powell, U.S. Water Alliance Chief Executive Officer Radhika Fox and special guests to announce the winning name of the new tunnel boring machine.

More than 700 online name submissions were submitted for the massive 400-foot tunnel boring machine (TBM). The TBM name finalists are “Driller Mike,” “Peach Beast” and “Scarlett.”

The $11.6 million machine will construct a five-mile tunnel connecting the former Bellwood Quarry, the Chattahoochee River and the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant. The $300 million Water Supply Program will provide Atlanta with a 30-day water supply.

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Former Bellwood Quarry
901 Lois St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

NOTE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to atlmedia@atlantaga.gov. The event takes place outdoors on a gravel surface. Attendees must wear closed-toed shoes.

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