Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (File photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
ATLANTA -- On a rain-soaked Monday evening, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed met with residents to discuss the city's plans for the flood-prone Peoplestown neighborhood.
The Peoplestown neighborhood flooded twice this past July, sending a mix of rainwater and raw sewage cascading into residents' homes.
In the aftermath of the flooding, 11Alive News made a commitment to hold City Hall accountable for finding a permanent solution to the problem that had plagued this neighborhood for the better part of a decade.
Mayor Reed told residents several projects already underway have lessened but not eliminated the threat of flooding from the city's combined sewage and drainage system.
The mayor said the long-term solution would likely involve building a large detention pond or other temporary rainwater storage system.
Mayor Reed cautioned that the solution to flooding in Peoplestown would not be quick or cheap, estimating it could cost between $25 million to $35 million.