Atlanta Major Sewer Project Completed

13 11 2008


Monday night the city of Atlanta celebrated the completion of a massive sewer project including the West CSO Tunnel with UCR representatives in attendance. The tunnel’s construction was a key component of the federal consent decree that settled UCR’s 1995 clean water lawsuit against the city.

During Monday night’s reception and program, which took place the at the West CSO Treatment Facility, UCR honored Mayor Shirley Franklin for her critical role in delivering this result—cleaner water in the river and its tributaries—on time and within budget. UCR Board Chair Rutherford Seydel presented a plaque to the city in recognition of this major victory for clean water in Atlanta neighborhoods and for downstream communities.  The city’s continuing work on its sewer and water systems is critical in this time of water shortages, when every drop counts.

Click here for the Fox 5 Report on the event, and click here to read Monday’s AJC story on the project completion.




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