The second component of the City’s efforts to overhaul Atlanta’s sewer system to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows is the rehabilitation portion. Following the sewer investigations under the SSES program, the field information was analyzed to identify specific locations in the system where construction, rehabilitation and repair work was needed. After extensive investigation and documentation of defects was completed, a rehabilitation plan was developed, identifying necessary sewer repairs and replacement.
What is the Project Status
Work is currently underway to rehabilitate lines identified under the SSES program as in need of repair. If you live in the affected area, you can expect to see field crews replacing sewer lines that run under city streets and roads and on private property, within the City’s easement. You can also expect written notifications, door hangers, and automated phone messages alerting you when construction will take place on your street. Partial street closures may be necessary from time to time.
Every effort will be made to reduce the impacts of this program on residents and business owners. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the sewer system in your neighborhood.
In a sanitary sewer system, there are several factors, which contribute to an overflow event: age, capacity, grease, debris, infiltration, etc. The rehabilitation and repair work is designed to eliminate sewer overflows and increase sewer capacity, which will be accomplished using the least disruptive techniques possible, such as trenchless technology (i.e., cured-in-place pipe or pipe-bursting techniques).
For more information, please contact the Project Hotline at 404.546.3200.