DeKalb Watershed Management replacing lift stations

DeKalb County has announced plans to replace the Royal Atlanta, Camp Creek and Leeshire sewer lift stations, located in the CID, with a gravity sewer main. Described in industry terms as an “abandonment,” the project is designed to increase capacity and reduce sanitary sewer overflows.

“The lift stations require electricity to move the sewage into the system for treatment,” said Margaret Tanner, deputy director of construction and maintenance with DeKalb County’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM). “They’re also old, and were scheduled for replacement. Abandoning them in favor of gravity fed is not only more efficient in terms of capacity, it will save money in the long run.”

The project is scheduled to start in the early summer of 2018, and all affected property owners will be noticed, according to engineers designing the project for DWM.