MillerCoors and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful KADB will team up to celebrate MillerCoors second annual Water Stewardship Volunteer Month. Employees from MillerCoors Albany brewery will volunteer with KADB’s Storm Drain Marker project, an educational component of the community’s storm water management plan filed with the state of Georgia.
About 30 brewery volunteers will join brewery Plant Manager Tim Dill to attach drain warning markers beside Lake Chehaw to catch basins along Jefferson Street and Philema Road. The markers will alert citizens that the catch basins are only meant to capture rain water. Volunteers will also help clean up litter around the lake and roadsides.
The event is at 4 p.m. Friday on Jefferson Street (from the Kinchafoonee Creek Bridge to Eighth Street) and Philema Road (Jefferson Street to Chehaw Park).
Dill said MillerCoors is committed to environmental stewardship and dedicated to protecting and preserving local water resources. The Albany brewery uses 24 percent less water than the average water usage in breweries worldwide, he said, and is working to send zero waste to landfill and currently recycles or reuses 99 percent of brewery waste and by-products.
The Albany brewery began working with KADB in June 2006 when a team of employees attached the first set of markers. Since then, the brewery has underwritten the cost for all of the 10,000 markers for the storm drains in Dougherty County.
KADB is a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., a system which focuses on changing people’s attitudes and behavior toward littering beautification and the proper management of waste. With more than 288 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors is the second largest beer company in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales.