DeKalb County

DeKalb County making progress on $1 billion sewer repair project

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County said it is making progress on its $1 billion project of fixing the 2,700 miles of sewer pipes in the county.

The county entered into an agreement with state and federal environmental regulators to repair the sewer system.

“The work is being done. Spill volume is down. And we’re bringing in new growth and economic opportunity,” DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

There were 163 sites identified where millions of gallons of sewage have spilled repeatedly.

So far, 98 of those sites have been repaired.