The paper and presentation will describe the MBR process at the JCEC and it’s impact on the surrounding community and environment. In 2002-2003, the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Act was adopted to curtail anticipated water shortages, which could ultimately inhibit economic growth. This act required water reuse system development and water plans for the 16-county metropolitan area. Georgia EPD set a goal of 10% recycled effluent for the North Georgia service areas. Georgia EPD also issued the Guidelines for Water Reclamation and Urban Water Reuse in February 2002 to aid the design community in developing details and plans for future studies and projects. By mid-2003, Fulton County through a public/private partnership had completed its first major membrane plant, the Cauley Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), which allowed a building moratorium to be relaxed. The facility currently treats 5 mgd of wastewater and distributes approximately 75% as reuse quality water to the local communities during peak summer months. The JCEC allows Fulton County to continue to lead the region’s water reuse effort and to enlarge the North Fulton County reuse distribution system.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Ray Williams, PE
- Brown and Caldwell
- AMTA Biennial Conference, Las Vegas, NV
- Biennial Conference
- Fulton County Department of Public Works, Johns Creek Environmental Campus (JCEC), Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR), return activated sludge (RAS), Water Reclamation and Urban Water Reuse, Cauley Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF),