DeKalb CEO Thurmond to Give Sewer Consent Decree Update

CEO Thurmond to Give Sewer Consent Decree Update, December 19th.  Progress includes cleaning sewer pipes, removing debris and completing stream crossing inspections

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond will detail progress made toward fulfilling the sewer consent decree on Tuesday, December 19th, at 6:30 p.m., at Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library, 5234 Lavista Rd., Tucker, GA 30084.

In December 2011, DeKalb County reached a Clean Water Act settlement in the form of a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The 8½-year consent decree calls for significant levels of sanitary sewer system inspection, assessment, rehabilitation and repair.

To date, DeKalb’s progress towards fulfilling the consent decree includes cleaning 150 miles of sewer, removing more than 5 tons of debris and completing 1,154 stream crossing inspections.

The consent decree update will be available live on It’s In DeKalb’s Facebook page and live-tweeted with the hashtag #DeKalbConsentDecree.

Citizens unable to attend the meeting can submit questions on It’s in DeKalb’s Facebook page or Twitter account, @ItsInDeKalb.

The update will be broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 23 for residents living in DeKalb County and livestreamed at