Valdosta addresses sewage woes with new facility - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Valdosta addresses sewage woes with new facility

Posted: Updated:
Larry Hanson Larry Hanson
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter

    Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:55:55 GMT
    Boone Police Officers received a call about the discovery of a dead body around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University. Police
    The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.
  • Sheriff: Inmate found with $1,900 worth of meth in her pants

    Sheriff: Inmate found with $1,900 worth of meth in her pants

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:30:33 GMT
    Amie Eggers-Long (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Amie Eggers-Long (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
    A Jonesboro woman already in jail on numerous charges, including criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia, faces even more time behind bars after investigators say they found $1,900 worth of meth in her pants.
    A Jonesboro woman already in jail on numerous charges, including criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia, faces even more time behind bars after investigators say they found $1,900 worth of meth in her pants.

  • ASU helmet update

    ASU helmet update

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:51:39 GMT
    An ASU player said the school violated his free speech after the team altered a cross decal on the back of his helmet.
    An ASU player said the school violated his free speech after the team altered a cross decal on the back of his helmet.

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The City of Valdosta has long battled over flows of its aging sewage system any time heavy rains fall. But the situation will improve with a new treatment plant.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new $32 million Force Main Project, happened Wednesday morning at the future site of the new Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), on Wetherington Lane.

Garney Construction will oversee the construction of a 6.2-mile force main project that will replace the existing 54-inch gravity sewer main that runs alongside the Withlacoochee River, a series of new pump stations, and a new headworks structure and six-million gallon flow equalization basin to be located at the site of the new WWTP.

"It'll allow us to abandon the majority of the 54 inch line, which is a gravity line, and replace it with lines that will be under pressure and also that are outside of any river areas or influences of water," stated Valdosta city manager Larry Hanson, after the ceremony.

This project provides the first groundwork for the relocation of the wastewater treatment plant, which will be debated at the June 19th council meeting.

Also in attendance were representatives from Garney Construction and representatives from Parsons, who the city contracted with for the design of the Force Main Project. 

The force main project is expected to take 18 months to complete. 

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.