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Old Sewer Smells New Green

Increasing rates will help Atlanta renovate its dilapidated sewer system.
December 3, 2003, 11am PST | Adam Weiss
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The City Council in Atlanta heavily modified Mayor Shirley Franklin's plans to renovate the sewer system, now over 100 years old. The Mayor's plan included tripling the current water and sewer rates over five years, "beginning with a 45 percent increase in January." After citizens protested, the City Council moved to adopt the 45% increase for those people using more than 4,500 gallons of water. For those using less, the current rate will still apply. " 'If it doesn't make sense,' Franklin said of the council's proposal, 'I'm obligated by my office not to sign it.' "

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Published on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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