Roswell celebrates grand opening of new water treatment plant

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The City of Roswell cut the ribbon today on its new Water Treatment Plant, surrounded by city staff, elected officials, and members of the community.

The new facility replaces its 80-year-old counterpart and will provide 1.8 million more gallons of water per day compared to previous plant.

In addition to an increased water supply, the new facility is forecasted to save the City $11.6 million over a 20-year period. The savings will come from reduced water purchases from Fulton County and reduced costs to repair and refurbish the previous plant’s aging equipment.

Further benefits of the new plant include maintaining local control over a key portion of the city’s water resources, ensuring water treatment capacity as the community grows, and serving as a regional leader in responding to the governor’s call to develop additional water resources to support the metro Atlanta region’s water supply plan.

Construction of the new plant began in April 2014. The new plant began producing and distributing water to Roswell Water Utility’s approximately 5,500 customers in March 2016.

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