ATLANTA – The Department of Watershed Management will conduct inspections and clean Peachtree Creek sewers at Atlanta Memorial Park starting July 20. Crews will perform sewer maintenance by removing debris that may impact sewer capacity.
“We have made a commitment to nearby residents to address the flooding plaguing this area,” says Commissioner Kishia L. Powell. “This work is the first step to ensure the sustainability of the sewer infrastructure within Peachtree Creek and develop long-term solutions.”
During the first phase, crews will inspect and clean twin 72-inch diameter trunk relief sewers that are located within the park. In the second phase, crews will inspect and clean a 90-inch diameter sewer extending from Northside Drive to Howell Mill Road. All work is expected to be completed by December 2017.
The project should not impact the park, which will remain open to the public.
On July 13, 2017, Mayoral candidates presented their views on green space for the city of Atlanta. The forum was hosted by Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta Beltline Partnership, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, Georgia Conservancy, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the Greening Youth Foundation. For an overview of the forum, read SaportaReport’s “Mayoral candidates talk equity, vie for green vote, at Downtown forum“. A video of the event is available for viewing on Park Pride’s website. AMPC thanks to all of the hosts for organizing this important forum.