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What is the total cost of the Consent Decree Program?

It is estimated that the total cost of the Consent Degree Program is $326 million.

Has my water and sewer bills increased to fund the project?

Yes, but not significantly. The rate increase amounts to approximately $7.14 more per month for the average citizen using 5,000 gallons of water monthly.

What types of projects are associated with the Consent Decree Program?

The projects associated with the Consent Decree Program include flow meter installation, CCTV inspections on the sewer system, rain gauge installation, manhole rehabilitation, lift station upgrades and rehabilitation, and sewer pipe relocation.

What is Flow Monitoring?

Flow monitoring identifies flows at locations within a sewer system, and provides data that identifies changes in flow patterns during different weather conditions at different times throughout a monitoring period.

How can DeKalb County businesses benefit from the Consent Decree Program?

Throughout the duration of the Consent Decree Program, businesses will have the opportunity to apply to bids for work on various projects.

For more information on contracting and other business opportunities with the Consent Decree Program, contact the DeKalb County Purchasing & Contracting Department at (404) 371-6312 or pcadmin-ops@dekalbcountyga.gov.

How can DeKalb County citizens apply for jobs associated with the Consent Decree Program?

For more information on employment opportunities with the Consent Decree Program, contact DeKalb Workforce Development at (404) 687-3400 or FirstSourceJobs@dekalbcountyga.gov.

How can I find out about Consent Decree Program projects in my area?

We are in the process of developing a Consent Decree Program Project Dashboard which will allow citizens to view projects within the vicinity of their properties. Check back soon for updates on the Project Dashboard application.

Someone came to my door and asked me to sign a Right-of-Entry form, what does this form authorize?

Some of the Consent Decree Program projects require access to the County’s easements which are often located on or behind private property. The Right-of-Entry form grants our contractors permission to access your property to perform the work. Your acknowledgement and signature is necessary to avoid any delays in our schedule to complete the work.

Will there be any public events associated with the Consent Decree Program?

Yes, public events will be hosted throughout the duration of the Consent Decree Program. Please view the calendar for more information about upcoming events.

I have noticed a change/issue with my plumbing since the Consent Decree Program project started in my area, who can I contact to address my concerns?

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience the work associated with the Consent Decree Program may have caused on your property. Please call (404) 906-1882, or email projectinfo@dekalbcountyga.gov, to share your concern. We will work diligently to address your concern as quickly as possible.

If I have additional questions about the Consent Decree Program, who can I contact to get them answered?

The Community Outreach Team is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (404) 906-1882, or you can send an email to projectinfo@dekalbcountyga.gov.

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