Monday, November 8, 2010

Water & Sewer Increase

DeKalb County, most of Dunwoody's source for water (and sewer), claims to need $1.4 billion for capitol improvement projects.  DeKalb provides water to 730,000 people daily and to 20,000 businesses.

To finance the cost of the capital improvements program, it will be necessary to raise water and sewer rates each year by 13% for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 which amounts to an increase of approximately $8.00 to $11.00 per month for the average household each year until 2014.
You can read the summary here. Tomorrow there is a meeting on this topic.  You can go or watch it on TV or on the Internet. I think local residents will see an increase greater than $8 to $11 a month. A few of us Dunwoody folks (west side border in the 30350) are actually on Atlanta Water & Sewer.  Monthly bills in the $300 range are the norm.

Representatives from the DeKalb County Public Works / Infrastructure group will hold initial public meetings to discuss upcoming infrastructure capital improvement projects (CIPs).

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

•   Monday, November 8, at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia, Georgia from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., and
•   Tuesday, November 9, at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, Georgia from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Comcast subscribers will be able to view this meeting live on DCTV, channel 23.  DCTV will also stream this meeting live on the County’s website at

2010 – 2014 Capital Improvement Projects
Proposed 5-year CIP & Water & Sewer Rates Summary