Dekalb County has found a solution to the seven hundred million dollars needed to improve the sewer system.
The county was penalized for violating the Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act. The cost of the penalty is $453,000 which will be divided between the US and the state. County Representative Burrell Ellis says the reason for that is Dekalb’s water system is big and old.
Residents can expect to see a water bill increase of about $10.00 per month to cover the expenses of the improvements.