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Camp Creek in Lilburn to Get Improvements

The board of commissioners approved a contract for a project that will boost the health of a stretch of the creek in Lilburn.

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners this week approved a contract with Georgia Development Partners, LLC, to improve the water quality and fix some other problems on a stretch of Camp Creek in Lilburn.

The $793,203.43 project will "relocate and restore 800 linear feet of the creek within Lilburn's City Park and convert the existing stream channel into a bio-retnetion stormwater treatment area," Steve Leo, Planning Manager Department of Water Resources, said in an emailed statement.

The project will include water quality treatment and erosion protection, and it will redirect flood flows.

"We're pleased to partner with the city of Lilburn to improve this segment of Camp Creek," Acting Water Resources Director Lynn Smarr said in the statement. "and we are thankful for the city for providing a permanent conservation easement to ensure that this project protects our water resources in perpetuity." The city has been part of the cocoperative stormwater unility since the beginning, the statement said, and residents pay a stormwater utility fee.

"It pleases me to see cooperative projects like this going on in our county," commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said in the statement. "It shows we can work together and make good things happen to protect water quality."

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