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White County Reservoir Study

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White County Water Authority –Georgia

Project

Water Demand and Reservoir Yield Study and Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Construction Cost
$500,000

Status
Awarded 2003; Completed 2005

General Description
The White County Water Authority (WCWA) provides water service to the Cities of Cleveland and Helen, GA and the higher density population areas in the County. During the drought of 2001-2005, the WCWA became concerned about future water demand due to the rapid growth in adjacent counties served by the WCWA, a decrease in water levels in the reservoir, and diminished water quality associated with lower reservoir levels.

Innovative Concepts
TPE conducted a Water Demand Study and recommended alternatives for meeting or alleviating the demand through expansion or utilizing alternate sources and conducted a yield study of the Reservoir to determine the safe yield during an extreme drought. TPE also conducted an evaluation of the water treatment plant and performed the engineering design and project management of the upgrade to address operational difficulties and improve treatment efficiency to improve smell and taste.