The City of Atlanta is facing a $40 million repair bill to stop fecal bacteria and residual chlorine flow at “problematic” levels from Atlanta’s sewer system into waterways, according to the Saporta Report.  Both of the sewer proposals are scheduled for consideration Tuesday during the Atlanta City Council’s Utilities Committee meeting.

An additional $11 million will be needed for sewer-related upgrades near Turner Field, according to another new proposal. This project results from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s promise to residents of the Peoplestown neighborhood to improve the area following the 2011 flooding within and around the community.

To read more, visit the Saporta Report.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.