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Georgia water treatment plant to double capacity in multimillion dollar upgrade

Fowler Wastewater Reclamation Facility in the US state of Georgia has been approved for a multimillion dollar expansion project set to double its capacity.

Forsyth County board of commissioners voted to greenlight the nearly $64 million (€60m) contract to expand the Fowler facility from treating 2.5 million gallons a day to 5 million gallons.

The county’s procurement director Donna Kukarola told news website AJC that the plant’s capacity would in the future be expanded even further to 7.5 million gallons a day.

According to Kukarola, the project will take 870 days to complete and the plant will stay at full capacity throughout the period.

The engineering and construction contract has been awarded to Archer Western Construction from Tampa, Florida.

Water and sewer head Tim Perkins said the capacity expansion is being done with upcoming development in mind.

Perkins said projections show the plant will need to be expanded yet again about 2024.