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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.

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. .

However, , calling instead for the city to get out of the water business and rely on Fulton County to supply all Roswell addresses.

Lee Fleck March 10, 2012 at 02:03 AM
According to the Army Corp of Engineers, in their "DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT GROUNDWATER WELL AND TREATMENT FACILITY PROJECT" provided on behalf of the City of Roswell, the following excerpt related to the prospects of developing well water production to augment the Dobbs street plant it states; Section 6.13.1. The proposed project would withdraw an estimated 0.17 MGD (170,000 gallons per day) from the crystalline rock aquifer. Results of a Yield and Quality Test of RWL-1C showed that withdrawal rates will need to be managed carefully to optimize the long term production of water. It is also recommended that the well not be pumped for more than 10-14 consecutive days prior to allowing a sufficient period for aquifer recovery." The entire report is at: http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/pd/Pd1.htm Realize this site contains all Corp reports and you will have to scroll down about ¼ of the way to locate this report. Based on Mr. Moring specific statement in the video please recognize that; 170,000 per day X $0.60 per 1000 equates to a net savings of $102 per day. That means it will take over 10 years to recover the $400,000 of taxpayers monies spent by Roswell's City Council to develope this "drop in the bucket".

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