Sewer Projects

The Service Delivery Plan evaluates the water and sewer needs over 20 years and is updated every five years.  The Public Utilities Department follows the recommendations within this plan and schedules sanitary sewer collection improvements, including pipe rehabilitation and replacement.  The following are upcoming or current sewer projects happening in Athens-Clarke County:

Project Updates Coming Soon:

  • GDOT Plans Coordination for US 78/SR10 at SR 10 Loop Interchange
  • Tanyard Branch Sewer System Improvements

The following are definitions for a few terms often found in the sewer project updates.

  • interceptor: sewer lines whose primary function is to collect wastewater from two or more separate trunk sewer lines and transport the collected water to the water reclamation facility.
  • linear feet: a linear foot is 12 inches in a straight line, often denoted as "LF."
  • sanitary sewer system: the sanitary sewer is a system of underground pipes that collects and carries sewage from bathrooms, sinks, kitchens, and other plumbing components to a water reclamation facility where it is filtered, treated, and returned to the source.  Stormwater runoff does not enter the sanitary sewer system for treatment.  
  • SSES: abbreviation for "sanitary sewer evaluation survey," designed to evaluate the condition of ACC's sanitary sewer system for pipe defects, blockages, capacity issues, infiltration and/or inflow (I/I), estimated flow rate, and more.  
  • trunk line: a public sewer line that connects the lateral sewer line to the interceptor sewer line