Atlanta’s Water Future is Secure

Currently, the City of Atlanta has only a three-day water supply. Once this $300 million project is complete, we’ll have a minimum of 30 days, ensuring that our residents and businesses have access to clean, safe drinking water for the next 100 years.

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Project Update - Water Supply Program: Quarry/Chattahoochee/Hemphill

Update For October 2018: The tunnel boring machine, “Driller Mike”, has completed its 5 miles trek.

DWM has completed with the excavation and will continue to line a 2,000-foot long tunnel that will connect the Chattahoochee construction shaft to a proposed River Intake Pump Station shaft near the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center, located at 2440 Bolton Road NW.

Construction of two new pump stations continues at the Bellwood Quarry and the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant sites.

The Water Supply Program will increase Atlanta’s reserve water supply from three to five days to 30 to 90 days. The $300 million investment includes the construction of a five-mile tunnel connecting the Chattahoochee River, the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant and the former Bellwood Quarry, which will be transformed into a 2.4 billion gallon reservoir. The Water Supply Program is scheduled for completion by September 2019.

Expected Completion: September 2019

Project Location: Northwest Atlanta

Council District(s): 3, 9

Neighborhood Planning Unit(s): C, D, G, J, K

Video Update: Driller Mike's 5-Mile Milestone Event
October 10 2018: Driller Mike 5-Mile Milestone Speech
Video Update: May 2018

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