Presentation on theme: "Amy Russ Alex Clark Peggy Cooke. Outline Atlanta Sewer System: Today Replacement of the System Plans Cost and Funding Who is paying for this system?"— Presentation transcript:
Amy Russ Alex Clark Peggy Cooke
Outline Atlanta Sewer System: Today Replacement of the System Plans Cost and Funding Who is paying for this system?
Atlanta Sewer System: Today
Many pipes are nearly 100 years old Problems with Old Pipes Combined Sewage Outflow Sanitary Sewage Overflows Clean Water Atlanta
Replacement of the System
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
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
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
“This is a clear case of you have to pay now or you pay later and later is always more costly.” -Mayor Shirley Franklin
Is the 5 Point Plan a good idea? Are there better ways of tackling this problem?
References Brush, Shirley. The Pipe Dreamer. USNews.com. October 31, franklin.htm 31franklin.htm Clean Water Atlanta (CWA) Overview. Capelouto, Susan. Atlanta Faces Daunting Sewer Rebuild. Georgia Public Broadcasting. = = Overloaded and Underfunded: Atlanta’s Aging Infrastructure Needs a Clean Water Trust fund. water/GA5.pdf