Roswell Breaks Ground on New Groundwater Well Development Project
City leaders, staff and council met Tuesday to break ground on a groundwater well site off Willeo Road.
Roswell Water Utility is currently trying to improve and expand its ability to provide a sustainable water supply to local customers, says city staff.
The city officially broke ground at a new groundwater well site off Willeo Road on Tuesday, March 6, making Roswell - in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - one of the first metro area water suppliers to follow through on a state request to tap into water resources other than the Chattahoochee or Big Creek.
The well will add approximately 360,000 gallons of water per day to Roswell’s water supply, according to the city. The project will construct two water lines: one from the groundwater well to the water treatment building near the intersection of Highway 120 and Willeo Road and another to connect the treated water to the distribution system.
Roswell Mayor Jere Wood thanked 'Just' People for allowing the city to tap into the water at the site, which was once part of the organization's property.
The project is anticipated to be completed by October 2012.
The new well is part of the city's plans to improve its current water system for the approximately 5,600 customers which are supplied water by Roswell. The city has said water ratepayers will see less of an increase on their bills with the potential improvements, including a plant expansion, than if nothing is done.
However, the idea has been controversial and not everyone agrees with the improvements, calling instead for the city to get out of the water business and rely on Fulton County to supply all Roswell addresses.