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.

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

Update For August 2019: Crews lined approximately 284 linear feet of the tunnel last week. Crews continue to work on the tunnel extension excavation and have approximately 4,140.5 linear feet remaining.

Controlled blasting at the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center continues, and the construction of the Quarry and Hemphill pump stations are still in progress.

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 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
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City of Atlanta Water Supply Program
October 10 2018: Driller Mike 5-Mile Milestone Speech
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Video Update: May 2018

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