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County Counts on Concrete When Metal Pipes Fail

ACPA-Website-Thumbnail-Design-County-Counts-on-Concrete-1DeKalb County – Thirty years ago, when DeKalb County, Georgia engineers included metal pipe in their stormwater sewer designs, they probably thought the system would last indefinitely. Unfortunately, the lines running throughout the county have begun to reach the end of their 30-year service lives, causing the current engineers to scramble to repair the crumbling piping. The corrugated metal pipes were used extensively during the region’s building boom of the 1960s but now are rusted and collapsing, according to a story published in the Decatur-DeKalb News Era.