Environment, Science

Sewer Upgrades And New Parks Address Proctor Creek’s Problems

	 Proctor Creek passes through businesses and apartments along Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
Proctor Creek passes through businesses and apartments along Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
Credit Alison Guillory / WABE

Proctor Creek has been a problem for residents of 35 northwest Atlanta neighborhoods for a long time. It’s polluted. It floods.

That’s changing, though.

Billions of dollars’ worth of upgrades to the city’s sewer system and plans for a series of parks address the long-running issues with the creek.

 

This is part of a continuing series about Proctor Creek that airs on “Morning Edition” with WABE host Denis O’Hayer. Previous stories have covered the history of activism in the area, the root of the problems with the creek and public health