Athens’ outdated sewage infrastructure may endanger local waterways

Advocates say sewer lines proposed by city officials are not the answer Athens’ aging sewage infrastructure, up to 100 years old in some parts of the city, is threatening local streams, rivers and drinking water. “The bulk of it is still very antiquated and, really, they’re not putting any effort into fixing it and modernizing it,” said Bruno Giri, president of the Upper Oconee Watershed Network. However, Athens-Clarke County officials state that they are in the process of evaluating older sewer lines and prioritizing which ones are most in need…

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