CEO Thurmond to deliver update regarding DeKalb’s Sewer Consent Decree

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart December 13, 2017

Michael Thurmond. File photo obtained via Reporter Newspapers

On Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m., DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond will be giving the Sewer Consent Decree Update at Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library, located at 5234 Lavista Road in Tucker.

The Sewer Consent Decree is a currently ongoing process, which “includes cleaning sewer pipes, removing debris, and completing stream crossing inspections.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division came to this consent decree as a Clean Water Act settlement for DeKalb County in December 2011.

According to a recent press release, “the 8½-year consent decree calls for significant levels of sanitary sewer system inspection, assessment, rehabilitation and repair.”

As of right now, the county has cleared out over 5 tons of debris, cleaned 150 miles of sewer, and conducted over 1,150 stream crossing inspections.

Thurmond’s update will broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 23 for DeKalb County residents also be streamed live at and on the It’s In DeKalb’s Facebook page. You can also stay up-to-date with live tweets at #DeKalbConsentDecree.

Those who cannot attend can submit questions via the It’s In DeKalb’s Facebook Page or Twitter account @ItsInDeKalb.

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