clear
Friday February 12th, 2016 3:38PM

Forsyth County's new lift station fully operational

By Bill Johnson
CUMMING -- About 1 million gallons of wastewater a day now flow through Forsyth County's new Big Creek Lift Station and Force Main project on McGinnis Ferry Road.

County officials say the project, which was designed by Atkins North America and Hayes/James, cost about $7 million and came in about $200,000 under budget. Work on the project took about 18 months to complete.

It was built with funds from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) and includes a diversion structure to divert wastewater that previously flowed to Fulton County for treatment.

The county has been sending some of its wastewater to Fulton County for treatment, but the new lift station will send it directly to the Fowler Wastewater Reclamation Facility instead. County officials say treating the wastewater in Forsyth County will save taxpayers about $1 million per year.

Director of Water and Sewer Tim Perkins said, not only is it more cost effective for the county to treat its own wastewater, but it will allow it to increase its reuse water.

The county has an active water reuse program serving parks, schools, golf courses and contractors.

The new lift station has an initial pumping capacity of approximately 4 mgd and can be improved to a capacity of more than 6 mgd.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Fiscal cliff may determine gas prices at start of 2013
Retail gas prices climb as 2012 comes to end. While gas prices are likely to rise into next year, whether or not a deal is made to avoid the fiscal cliff will determine if prices continue on an upward trend.
6:18AM ( 3 years ago )
Business News
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 3 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 3 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 3 years ago )
Local/State News
Police standoff ends peacefully at Gainesville hotel
It took about 90 minutes for Gainesville Police to take a suspect into custody Friday afternoon, following a standoff outside a hotel room.
2:50PM ( 48 minutes ago )
VIDEO: Officials open new Hall County Correctional Institute, warden touts cost savings
The new Hall County Correctional Institute opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday by Warden Walt Davis, who touted his department's ability to bring the cost of the $7 million facility down nearly 50 percent.
2:12PM ( 1 hour ago )
Deputies search for two missing Hall County inmates
Two women are wanted after failing to return from a work detail Monday night in Hall County.
1:27PM ( 2 hours ago )
Man jailed this week for January robbery in Gainesville
‚ÄčA suspect's decision to pull a knife has resulted in a robbery charge in a case that initially would have been a misdemeanor, Gainesville Police said Friday.
11:50AM ( 3 hours ago )
Fire official: South Hall fire started around chimney
‚ÄčInvestigators believe a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a home in South Hall County was accidental and started near the chimney, fire officials said Friday morning.
10:15AM ( 5 hours ago )