Roswell Completes Groundwater Well Project

The well is expected to bring an additional 360,000 gallons of water per day to citizens.

The Roswell Water Utility has completed its groundwater well project it believes will bring an additional 360,000 gallons of water per day to its customers. 

The city held a ribbon cutting this morning to welcome the completion of the project.

The project built 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.

The city’s other source of water is Big Creek.

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, 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.

janet h russell February 13, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Gotta love "less of an increase" when describing yet another reason to justify Roswell staying in the water business. Fulton county announces a reduction in rates for their customers and Roswell's customers "get less of an increase". If you believe this I have a bridge in Tucson I want to sell you.
Lee Fleck February 13, 2013 at 07:17 PM
The most expensive water in the State if not in the world !! After a $400,000 investment, once again the Wood administration' lips are moving and stating GROSSLY misleading numbers. The return on this investment (ROI) will exceed 15 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The “DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT GROUNDWATER WELL AND TREATMENT FACILITY PROJECT” provided by the Army Corp. of Engineers on behalf of the City of Roswell contains the following excerpt related to the prospects of developing well water production to augment the Dobbs street plant; 6.13.1. Groundwater: Proposed Action. States that the proposed project would withdraw water from the crystalline rock aquifer and that results of a "Yield and Quality Test" showed that withdrawals will need to be managed carefully to optimize the long term production of water. The Army Corp 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
Lee Fleck February 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM
The Army Corp's final report (FONSI) states that only 170,000 gallons can be pumped out of the one well daily which is contrary to what the city says. That along with the fact that the city can only pump water from the well 10-14 days per month further substanciates the insignificance of this well when you consider the astronomical amount of money city water customers paid out of their Water Fund reserves.
Pat February 20, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Why is it that, almost inevitably, this city council twists the facts on anything significant in this town, particularly when it comes to spending? Do they twist the truth so much at home, I wonder? Someone called this the worst city council in North Fulton. I don't know about that, but it does seem to have the least transparency.


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