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Canton Seeks Input On $38.2M Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion


CANTON, GA -- In January, the city of Canton will host a public input meeting to discuss plans to expand its Wastewater Treatment Plant. The public meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Canton City Hall. The plant, located at 1078 Marietta Highway, is owned by the city and Utility Partners, LLC operates and maintains the facility on behalf of Canton. The expansion of the existing plant, the city notes, is needed to "meet demand for wastewater treatment services, maintain regulatory compliance, address system reliability needs, address residential and commercial growth and meet the goals as outlined in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District's Wastewater Management Plan," which defines long-term strategies for wastewater management across the region. The project would include installing additional grit removal equipment in the existing headworks; constructing a new control building and laboratory; additional biological process tankage; new tertiary treatment system consisting of a rapid mix/flocculation tank, plate settlers, and new filters; a new disinfection structure; new post aeration tank; and a new solids handling facility, including aerobic digesters and a sludge dewatering building. Final treated effluent will be discharged to the Etowah River through the existing outfall and dewatered sludge will be hauled off site and disposed of in a landfill. The total capital cost of the improvements is estimated to be $38.2 million. At the meeting, city staff will inform the public of the need for improvements to the city's plant. It will also spell out the city's efforts to comply with the requirements of the Georgia's Rules for Safe Drinking Water and with the public participation requirements of Georgia's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Environmental Review Process (should Canton leaders choose to fund the project through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority).

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