Atlanta Green Infrastructure Initiative

Location: 
Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Green Infrastructure Initiative

In July 2012, a series of storms caused combined sanitary and storm sewer overflows in southeast Atlanta, making a flooded mess of streets and homes. The flooding occurred at the nexus of impervious pavement drained mostly by sewers overflowing with runoff and sewage from downtown Atlanta. The downstream recipients were the Peoplestown, Mechanicsville and Summerhill neighborhoods. They received sanitary sewage exacerbated by stormwater runoff from a 1,500-acre (607 ha) highly ubranized, mostly impervious drainage area.

The city of Atlanta chose to use permeable interlocking concrete pavement as a solution.

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