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1 Amy Russ Alex Clark Peggy Cooke

2 Outline Atlanta Sewer System: Today Replacement of the System Plans Cost and Funding Who is paying for this system?

3 Atlanta Sewer System: Today

4 Many pipes are nearly 100 years old Problems with Old Pipes Combined Sewage Outflow Sanitary Sewage Overflows Clean Water Atlanta

5 Replacement of the System

6 Over the next 12 years, the City of Atlanta will inspect, repair and where necessary, replace every foot of the 4,000 miles of sanitary sewers 5 Point Plan

7 Sewer System Evaluation Will evaluate over 60,000 manholes and 2,200 miles of sanitary sewers Evaluation is determined by categorizing sewers Sewer sheds Sewer groups

8 Cost and Funding City must pay a civil penalty The citizens are forced to pay for the replacement Water bills have increased between 10% and 40% Middle to lower class Small businesses

9 “This is a clear case of you have to pay now or you pay later and later is always more costly.” -Mayor Shirley Franklin

10 Is the 5 Point Plan a good idea? Are there better ways of tackling this problem?

11 References Brush, Shirley. The Pipe Dreamer. USNews.com. October 31, 2006. http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/051031/ 31franklin.htm http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/051031/ 31franklin.htm Clean Water Atlanta (CWA) Overview. http://www.cleanwateratlanta.org/Overview/ http://www.cleanwateratlanta.org/Overview/ Capelouto, Susan. Atlanta Faces Daunting Sewer Rebuild. Georgia Public Broadcasting. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId =1804678 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId =1804678 Overloaded and Underfunded: Atlanta’s Aging Infrastructure Needs a Clean Water Trust fund. www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/your- water/GA5.pdf


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