Atlanta officials announced Monday that they reached a proposed agreement with the federal government and the state  of Georgia to modify a 1999 federal wastewater consent decree.

The agreement includes extending the final completion date to 2027 from 2014. That would allow the city to address the remaining work needed to eliminate sewer overflows in rivers and streams, and make improvements to the drinking water system, according to city officials.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.