2 new projects move Big Creek water plant closer to completion | Print |

 

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners passed two items in their July 10, 2019, session aimed at keeping the new Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility expansion project moving.

The items passed, a $16.9 million site preparation construction project and $7.56 million for construction management services, are crucial to the overall goal of expanding Big Creek from its current 24 million gallons per day capacity to 38 MGD.

Site preparation for this project includes some demolition, earth moving, utility relocation, access road preparation, and erosion control on the existing property to prepare the site for the expansion construction in early 2020.

Due to the size and complexity of this project, outside construction management services will be used on an as-needed basis with oversight by Fulton County Public Works personnel in monitoring the construction activity completed by the joint venture team of Archer-Western/Brown and Caldwell.

In addition to expanding to meet the needs of the northern portions of the county, the Big Creek expansion project will also address some of the common concerns with residents around the facility, namely odor, noise, and light issues. To address the odor, the new facility will be covered, and it's being built in an area further away from residents with additional trees being planted as a sound and light barrier.