Gwinnett looks for better sewer flow

Three-quarters of Gwinnett County’s sewer system was built and donated by developers. They added lines and pump stations to connect the houses they were building to the sewer mains the county had in the area. The quick, organic growth meant the county didn’t control its system.

Now that the development boom has eased, the county is taking inventory. And a $1.5 million plan could help the system work better.

“The benefit of the recession to us is the ability to take a breath,” said Rebecca Shelton, the deputy director of field operations for the department. “Things are starting to grow again. It’s time.”

To read more about the county's plans to improve its sewer system, click here.

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