Six Flags Over Georgia water rides will open this season

Posted Friday, February 22, 2008 9:41 AM | Contributed by Chitown

The record-setting drought prompted an unusual deal this week between Six Flags Over Georgia and Cobb County. In exchange for installing low-flow toilets, urinals and faucets, the park will be allowed to operate its water rides when it opens March 1. Replacing 125 toilets installed before 1992 and updating other plumbing will save about 18 percent of all water used.

Read more from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Friday, February 22, 2008 10:11 AM
Shoulda made the improvements to reduce water wasting LONG before this. Nonetheless, happy they did go ahead with the plumbing upgrades...and that the water rides will be open to draw people away from My'Bender... ;)
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Friday, February 22, 2008 11:19 AM
What a great marketing idea for Six Flags...

"Flush Once And Ride All Day"

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Friday, February 22, 2008 11:27 AM
I've never been there, was it obvious that the toilets were 16+ years old?
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Friday, February 22, 2008 1:24 PM
Most parks are doing upgrades gradually, but that is quite an undertaking, replacing an entire park's worth of toilets in one off-season. I just did a random uncertifiable loo count in my head, there are 12 or 13 sets of restrooms just in the guest areas of the park, which adds up to probably 100+ urinals and 160-180 toilets. Guess that's what they had to do to get the water rides open. Good for them.

SFOG also has a very extensive horticultural operation, being one of the few big parks left that has its own nursery. I hope the water issues don't affect that.

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