Wastewater Management PlanThe Wastewater Management Plan defines long-term strategies for comprehensive wastewater management across the region. The plan outlines a long-term implementation schedule for public wastewater treatment, provides for comprehensive wastewater planning to establish future sewer service areas and calls for more intensive management of privately owned septic systems.
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Wastewater Plan in Action
F. Wayne Hill Water Resource Center
The F. Wayne Hill Water Resource Center (WRC) in Gwinnett County is one of the most technologically advanced water treatment facilities in the world. Water treated at the facility goes through a rigorous 11-step process that returns it to an almost pristine state before sending it to discharge points in the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier. In addition to consistently surpassing stringent state permit requirements, it returns water to the source cleaner than it was removed originally. See Action Item 6.6 in the Wastewater Management Plan
Clayton County Wetlands: An Innovative Water Reuse Program
By using constructed treatment wetlands to complete its purification process for reclaimed water, the Clayton County Water Authority has developed a truly sustainable water supply. During Georgia’s second worst drought on record in 2007, Clayton County’s raw water reserves remained at 77 percent of capacity. This innovative approach garners industry attention throughout the U.S. and the world, and is an example of the innovative water strategies within the Metro Water District. See Action Item 6.3 in the Wastewater Management Plan
Local utilities have distributed over 200,000 door hangers to residents since 2010 providing education on the negative impact of fats, oils and grease on sewer pipes. In 2013 alone, the percentage of documented sewer overflows traced to grease-related clogs decreased by six percent. See Action Item 7.7 in the Wastewater Management Plan