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Hall County hopes code changes will limit culvert failure
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Hall County officials are hoping a new set of construction codes will guard against widespread culvert failures in case of a repeat of what occurred May 19. A resolution approved last month by the Board of Commissioners set new standards for culverts and stormwater pipes, requiring new underground structures to be made of “more durable materials with higher life expectancy, so as to protect the financial resources and other interests of Hall County.” Basically, rust-prone, corrugated metal pipe is prohibited under driveways crossing live streams.