Event Calendar

Consent Decree (CD)


DeKalb County has reached a Clean Water Act settlement in the form of a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) that formalizes implementation of certain sanitary sewer system programs and improvements, many of which the County is already implementing. These programs and improvements, which focus on the collection and transmission components of the County’s sewers, will ensure long-term protection of public health and the environment, particularly with respect to the rivers and streams in the County. The programs and improvements will also ensure compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act and will improve the viability of the County’s sewers for generations to come. The consent decree provides a roadmap for working cooperatively with the EPA and EPD.

The information on this page will provide updates on DWM’s progress under the consent decree.


Federal Program Details

Credit Bank Certification

Modified Consent Decree

The County’s Motion to Enter the CD Modification

Exhibit A (Declaration)

Exhibit B (Response to Public Comments on the CD Modification) 

Complaint Filed
Notice of Lodging CD Filed
Consent Decree Lodged
Appendices to CD lodged
DeKalb Consent Federal Register

Programs and Information you can use

    Capacity Assurance Program
    Collection and Transmission Systems Training Program
    Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Management Program
    Financial Analysis Program
    Infrastructure Acquisitions Program
    Maintenance Management System Program   (5 MB)
    Ongoing Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program
    Priority Areas Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program
    Sanitary Sewer Overflow Contingency and Emergency Response Plan October 2018
    Sewer Mapping Program
    Supplemental Environmental Project Stream Cleanup Plan
    System-Wide Flow and Rainfall Monitoring Program
    System-Wide Hydraulic Model



DeKalb County 2012-2015 Quarterly Reports



Annual Report #12 - 2023

Annual Report #11 - 2022

Annual Report #10 - 2021

Annual Report #9 - 2020

Annual Report #8 - 2019

Annual Report #7 - 2018

Annual Report #6 - 2017

Annual Report #5 - 2016

Annual Report #4 - 2015



2023 Semi-Annual Report (July - December)

2023 Semi-Annual Report (January - June)

2022 Semi-Annual Report (July - December)

2022 Semi-Annual Report (January - June)

2021 Semi-Annual Report (July - December)

2021 Semi-Annual Report (January - June)

2020 Semi-Annual Report (July - December)

2020 Semi-Annual Report (January - June)

2019 Semi-Annual Report (July - December)

2019 Semi-Annual Report (January - June)

2018 Semi-Annual Report (July - December)

2018 Semi-Annual Report (January - June)

2017 Semi-Annual Report (July - December)

2017 Semi-Annual Report (January - June) 



DeKalb County 2024 1st Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2023 4th Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2023 3rd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2023 2nd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2023 1st Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2022 4th Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2022 3rd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2022 2nd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2022 1st Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2021 4th Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2021 3rd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2021 2nd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2021 1st Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2020 4th Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2020 3rd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2020 2nd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2020 1st Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2019 4th Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2019 3rd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2019 2nd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2019 1st Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2018 4th Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2018 3rd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2018 2nd Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2018 1st Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2017 4th Quarterly Report

DeKalb County 2017 3rd Quarter Report

DeKalb County 2017 2nd Quarter Report 

DeKalb County 2017 1st Quarter Report 



A Decade of Renewal: Consent Decree Modification and Trunk Sewer Lines Initiative

DeKalb County Revised Interim Capacity Evaluation Program 

DeKalb County Revised Interim Capacity Standard Operating Procedure 

Interim Sanitary Sewer Capacity Protocol Flow Chart

Minimum Linear Footage Report



DeKalb County GA Hydraulic Model Approval Letter

DeKalb SubModel Final Reports Cover Letter

Intrenchment Creek Hydraulic Model Application Report

Miscellaneous Sewersheds Hydraulic Model Application Report

Nancy Creek Hydraulic Model Application Report

North Fork Peachtree Creek Hydraulic Model Application Report

Pole Bridge Hydraulic Model Application Report

Snapfinger Basin Hydraulic Model Application Report

South Fork Peachtree Creek Hydraulic Model Application Report


DeKalb County 2016 4th Quarter Report 

2016 Semi-Annual Report (July - Dec) 

DeKalb County 2016 3rd Quarter Report

DeKalb County 2013 Combined Quarterly Reports 

DeKalb County 2014 Combined Quarterly Reports 

DeKalb County 2015 Combined Quarterly Reports 

DeKalb County 2016 1st Quarterly Report 

DeKalb County Summary of Discovery, Investigation, and Correction of SSO Reporting Concerns 

DeKalb County Supplement Cover Letter, Introduction, and 2012 Combined Quarterly Reports 

Revised Annual Report 4 over final

Semi Annual Report 9 and Cover Letter

2nd Quarter 2016 and Cover Letter

1st Quarter Report 2016


Semi-Annual Report - July - Dec 2015
4th Quarter Report 2015
3rd Quarter Report 2015
Semi-Annual Report - Jan - Jun 2015
2nd Quarter Report 2015
1st Quarter Report 2015


 Annual Report 2014

 Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Report
 Semi-Annual Report - Jul - Dec 2014
 4th Quarter Report 2014
 3rd Quarter Report 2014
 Semi-Annual Report - Jan - Jun 2014
 2nd Quarter Report 2014
 1st Quarter Report 2014


Annual Report 2013 - Addendum
Annual Report 2013
Semi-Annual Report - Jul - Dec 2013
4th Quarter Report 2013
3rd Quarter Report 2013
Semi-Annual Report - Jan - Jun 2013
2nd Quarter Report 2013
1st Quarter Report 2013



Annual Report 2012
   Semi-Annual Report - Jul - Dec 2012
     4th Quarter Report 2012
     3rd Quarter Report 2012
   Semi-Annual Report - Jan - Jun 2012
     2nd Quarter Report 2012
     1st Quarter Report 2012