Our vision is to improve the overall experience of those using Atlanta Memorial Park by constructively addressing and resolving environmental issues impacting the Park and Peachtree Creek.
– Minimize and eliminate negative environmental impacts, including flooding and wet weather sewer overflows, in the Park and the Peachtree Creek Watershed Basin.
– Improve and protect water quality in Peachtree Creek and the condition of the banks along Peachtree Creek.
– Collaborate with the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) and others to address any environmental issues impacting the Park.
What we are doing:
– Technical Advisory Group (TAG) consisting of AMPC and DWM representatives was established after the flooding and sewer overflows in 2015 to assess environmental issues and to propose and implement solutions.
– AMPC/DWM have established a close working relationship and meet regularly to review environmental concerns and the status of DWM projects addressing those concerns.
– AMPC communicates regularly with the surrounding neighborhhoods and others regarding environmental issues impacting the Park and DWM’s proposed solutions to improve capacity and efficiency in the Peachtree Creek Watershed Basin.
What we have done (DWM Projects Planned/Completed):
– Peachtree Creek Trunk Stabilization Project – Inspection, cleaning and installation of a PVC liner system is underway in 11,000 LF of 96” pipe.
– Peachtree Creek Relief Lines in Park cleared of apporoximately 300+ tons of debris.
– RM Clayton Plant Headwall Project recently completed increasing system capacity.
– Aerial Sewer Crossings (Howell Mill/Woodward Way) to be removed starting Fall 2018.
– North Fork Storage Tank (15 MG) & Pump Station (75 MGD) ($105M) in planning and design stage and GA 400 site selection details being worked out.
– DWM regularly monitoring/diverting flows in the Peachtree Creek Basin to increase capacity, inspecting and cleaning sewer lines and removing debris build-up in Peachtree Creek.
Our future plans:
– Continue to be actively involved with DWM through TAG in the resolution of environmental issues impacting to Park.
– Continue to communicate AMPC’s efforts to improve the Park in the environmental area.
– Focus in coming months on the Peachtree Creek Streambank Restoration Project.
RECENT UPDATES as of August 31,2018:
– AMPC and DWM held a Community Meeting on June 7, 2018. Mikita Browning from DWM provided updates and answered questions on the projects and proposed projects impacting the Park.
– DWM’s $1 million Section 319h Grant for Peachtree Creek Streambank Restoration has been approved. EPD and DWM will coordinate efforts for the restoration of 1,110 LF of the northern bank of Peachtree Creek along Woodward Way.
– Work on the Peachtree Creek Trunk Stabilization Project is in full swing and was featured in a special report on WSB-TV on August 20, 2018. DWM’s Mikita Browning explained the scope of the work, which includes cleaning and relining with PVC grouted liner 11,000 LF of the 96” trunk line running through the Park to the RM Clayton Plant. AMPC and its collaboration with DWM was mentioned favorably in the report. The stabilization activity is currently being done from a location on Wesley Dr., but there will be minimal additional impact in the neighborhood of the Park.
– DWM now expects work on the removal of the two aerial sewer lines over Paechtree Creek to begin in October 2018.