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Fulton County Water Resources Department clearing sewer pipes in Johns Creek

March 03, 2016

SewerFulton County Department of Water Resources is clearing its sewer pipes in Johns Creek and may need to use public easements to access blockages or equipment.

Crews using water trucks, vactor trucks, and hose trucks are clearing pipes of grease, debris, and roots to reduce the risk of clogs and sewage back-ups into streets and homes. Occasionally, equipment becomes trapped in a sewer line and crews may have to dig up the pipe to retrieve the gear. Unfortunately, crews may have to go through private property to get to easements or problem areas.

The work is being done by private contractors, Municipal Services, Inc. and Video Industrial Services, Inc., who won’t be in Fulton County vehicles. They will have identification and a Letter of Information and Authorization that explains the work being done and all contacts at the Fulton County Department of Water Resources for information and confirmation.

If there is any conflict with a homeowner, the contractor will immediately move from that location to another targeted location and notify Department of Water Resources. A Fulton County Department representative will follow up with all citizen complainants.

Property owners can look at their plat to see if an easement runs through their land.

The task of clearing the miles of pipe in Johns Creek could last through 2016.

For more information, contact Justyna Grinholc, Project Manager, at 404-613-8622 or 404-840-3996, or Colin Gowens at 404-612-0638.