Thursday, March 18, 2010

Atlanta City Planning, 1900-1950 Artifact

This image shows the construction of Atlanta's sewer and water systems which took place in the 1900s. As the city underwent urbanization and its population grew, the sewer and water systems had to be improved in order to maintain the growing population. Atlanta's municipal services had a hard time keeping up with the increase in population and the extension of its borders. In 1910 Atlanta's streets still lacked water mains or sewer lines, and sewage disposal was overall inadequate. This period of urbanization and population growth demanded changes in the infrastructure of the city such as the important sewer system which had to be improved.

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