The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management
will begin the “Scott Boulevard-Peavine Creek Watershed Improvement Project
Phase II” in the upcoming months. A community meeting regarding this
project was held on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at 7 pm at the Manuel
J. Maloof Auditorium located at 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.
In the second phase of the project, the County’s
contractor, Portland Utilities, will complete upgrades to the sewer main
and pipes along Peavine Creek near Scott Boulevard, increasing the capacity
of the system to prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO). Through traditional
open trench construction, the existing ten (10”) inch line will be upgraded
to a sixteen (16”) inch sewer line to increase its sewer capacity and prevent
further SSOs in the region. Ultimately, this work will result in better
protection of residents and the environment.
Commissioners Jeff Rader and Kathie Gannon, in conjunction
with the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management, hosted the September
4th community meeting, where the Department and contractor representatives
answered questions, addressed concerns, and provided detailed information on
the project. The Scott Boulevard-Peavine Creek Watershed Improvement Project Phase
II will create a better quality of life for DeKalb County residents and increase
the long-term safety, reliability, and environmental integrity of the County’s
sewer and water system.
The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management and
Portland Utilities will make every effort to minimize disturbance to citizens’
property and daily activities during the process.
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