Atlanta Faces Daunting Sewer Rebuild

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/1804678/1804679" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A federal judge's ruling that Atlanta's sewer system violates the Federal Clean Water Act prompts the city to begin replacing thousands of miles of sewer pipes. Replacing the pipes, many of which are nearly 100 years old, is expected to cost over $3 billion — a price to be absorbed primarily by local citizens and businesses. Susanna Capelouto of Georgia Public Broadcasting reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from