Atlanta’s Water Future is Secure

Currently, the City of Atlanta has only a three-day water supply. Once this $320 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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Water Supply Program Tour 2D

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

Update For October 2019: The tunnel lining operations are still underway and is near completion. The construction activities at the Quarry and Hemphill pump stations continue.

The Water Supply Program will increase Atlanta’s reserve water supply from three to five days to 30 to 90 days. The $320 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 currently scheduled for completion in February 2020.

Expected Completion: February 2020

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
Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry
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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