This project implements the ACCGOV's Reuse System Master Plan. The plan calls for recycling effluent from the North Oconee Water Reclamation Facility for industrial, cooling, and irrigation uses, eventually increasing water supply by up to 7 million gallons per day (MGD).
Recycled water will be pumped from the NOWRF through two transmission mains. One main will go toward the University of Georgia and the other to the designated Employment Center Land Use Area that includes the Athena Industrial Park. The transmission main route alternatives were identified and prioritized based on customer demand, probability of connection, cost-effectiveness, and feasibility of construction for industrial processes, cooling, and irrigation.
The new facilities needed for the recommended non-potable reuse system include chlorination for distribution system chlorine residual, non-potable reuse pump station, pressurized transmission main piping (~6,200 linear feet to UGA and ~37,500 linear feet to the Employment Center), and a storage tank at the Athena Industrial Park.