Sewer Cleaning and Inspection Begins
at Atlanta Memorial Park
The Atlanta Memorial Park Technical Advisory Group (AMPTAG) is pleased to share the following press release from the Department of Watershed Management (DWM).
ATLANTA – The Department of Watershed Management will conduct inspections and clean Peachtree Creek sewers at Atlanta Memorial Park starting today (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 complete by the end of September.
The project should not impact the park, which will remain open to the public.
The AMPTAG-DWM Collaborative began in 2016 when the Office of the Mayor asked the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy to assemble a group of concerned citizens to discuss the sewer spills and flooding in the park.
Since that time, the AMPTAG has been meeting nearly quarterly with the DWM with the common goal to eliminate wet weather overflow within and near Memorial Park, as well as the Peachtree Creek sewer basin and to protect water quality in Peachtree Creek. To learn more about the ongoing collaboration, click here. To learn more about other projects underway, planned and proposed for Memorial Park, click here.
The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy and Atlanta Memorial Park Technical Advisory Group thank the Department of Watershed Management team for listening to neighbors' concerns and for their tireless efforts to address the issues in the park and throughout the Peachtree Creek sewer basin.