Doraville, GA, September 13, 2016 – by Renee Turner, Staff Writer – The Doraville Public Works Department recently completed pipe replacement and repairs work of an aging system in the Northwoods community. During the past two years, there have been three major stormwater projects that have impacted the area under the Doraville Annual Stormwater Contract, and a city-wide catch basin repairs and replacement project. Corroded pipes that were installed in the 1960’s and early 1970’s were either repaired or replaced.
Initially, the work involved CCTV (Closed-circuit television) that was used to inspect the Stormwater system. Due to an aging system, “we did have some pipes collapse/fail and show some sinkholes in various locations,” Rip Robertson, Director of Recreation and Parks and Public Works, told The Post.
Working with the Public Works Department, GS Construction was the contractor. There were three projects for Northwoods involving repairs for the first two projects on McClave Drive having effected numerous residents in the area; while, on Wheeler Drive alleviating some flow issues for the third project which was located on city property. The most recent project was completed this past July, where some “warranty” work is to be completed in October and November of this year, according to Rip.
“We have had very good response to our efforts and great cooperation from the affected residents”, Rip said regarding repairs to an aging stormwater pipe system that has been no easy task.
For more information on Stormwater Management concerns, go to the “Stormwater Management – What Can Doraville Residents Do To Help?”