DeKalb CEO Mike Thurmond said removing sediment buildup will help accommodate businesses that want to build in the county.
“This presents an opportunity for upsizing these lines and reducing costs,” Thurmond told commissioners. “This is a significant moment for the taxpayers and ratepayers of this county.”
Commissioners awarded the contract to Atlanta-based Compliance Envirosystems, which was the lowest responsive bidder.
Separately, the commission also approved a $28.2 million contract for Atlanta-based Brown and Caldwell to rebuild a gravity sewer system. The project is intended to reduce frequent sewage spills at 19 locations in Decatur and Avondale Estates.