REYNOLDS, Georgia, Feb 06, 2014 -- February 6, 2014 – City officials, consulting engineers and others joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture at a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the City of Reynolds’ new wastewater treatment plant and wastewater infrastructure improvements today.
The project includes a unique and cost effective two basin Multi-Stage Activated Biological Process that eliminates the need for separate treatment and/or handling of activated sludge by products that are needed for handling waste of other processing designs. The new facility also utilizes a sodium hypochlorite disinfection system as well as chemical dechlorination. The new plant is designed to treat 0.4 MGD average with the ability to handle 0.8 MGD peak, this sizing is based on historical needs coupled with a need for expansion to handle expected growth over the lifetime of the facility.
An American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded combination $2,025,000 loan with $3,975,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) was used to finance the project. Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) provide loans, grants and loan guarantees for drinking water, sanitary sewer, solid waste and storm drainage facilities in rural areas and cities and towns of 10,000 or less. Public bodies, non-profit organizations and recognized Indian tribes may qualify for assistance. Contact the Georgia Rural Development Community Programs Division for more information, (706) 546-2171 or see the web at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWEP_HomePage.html for more information.
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