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Stream Cleanup

The CSO Consent Decree included two Supplemental Environmental Projects – the Stream Cleanup and Greenway Acquisition projects.

Metro Atlanta Stream Cleanup

The Metro Atlanta Stream Cleanup Project involved a one-time, one-year cleanup of streams that receive CSO, to remove trash and debris 2 inches or greater from the banks and streambeds. The City spent nearly $6 million to remove approximately 600 tons of tires, scrap metal and trash from Tanyard, Proctor, Clear, Utoy and Intrenchment Creeks, and the branch of the South River into which the McDaniel Street CSO facility discharges. These stream segments covered a total distance of 36.9 miles.

Stream Clean-Up Yield (6 Streams)
Tires 94.81 tons (enough to cover 8 college basketball courts)
Scrap Metal 147.38 tons (enough to build more than 140 automobiles)
Other Trash 326.17 tons
Total Yield 586.36 tons and 36.9 stream miles

Metal debris included shopping carts, auto gas tanks, bike frames, water heaters, rebar and metal siding. Other trash debris included roofing tar, aircraft tire, mattresses and clothing.

 
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