R.L. Sutton Water Reclamation Facility
Cobb County Water System
Camp Dresser & McKee
Contract Value :
$129,000,000 – Phase 1 $56,000,000 – Phase 2
Completion Date :
January 2005 – Phase 1 August 2008 – Phase 2
Phase I of this project called for the replacement of the Sutton Water Reclamation Facility Liquid Process Treatment Facilities. The project involved the construction of new operational and mechanical facilities for the expansion of the facilities to an ultimate capacity of 80 MGD. Archer Western furnished all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals for the work, which included: demolition, removal and relocation of existing facilities, temporary structures, piping, pumping, power and control facilities, concrete, support piping and equipment, electrical work, controls and lighting, instrumentation, architectural items, painting, dewatering, demucking, excavation, backfill, grading, paving, fencing and landscaping, and the final testing and commissioning. The work included: a new influent pump station, an influent lift station electrical building, a new headworks facility, four 125 ft primary clarifiers, 2 primary sludge pump stations, five 155 ft diameter secondary clarifiers , a return activated sludge pump station, a new waste activated sludge wetwell, three new progressive cavity WAS pumps in the existing WAS PS, and a new reuse water system consisting as part of the new UV facility. The project also called for the construction of a new administration building, new operations center, main electrical building, blower building, and various piping, grading, paving and landscaping on the site. Phase II work consisted primarily of the construction of a new Solids Process Building housing four new dewatering centrifuges; two fluidized bed incinerators and support facilities; installation of four new dewatering centrifuge pumps in the existing headhouse; construction of new odor control facilities; installation of four new thickening centrifuges and two thickened WAS wetwells within the existing sludge dewatering building’s construction of two new gravity sludge thickeners; conversion of the existing chlorine contact tanks into ash basins; and the demolition of a number of existing structures. During construction, the R.L. Sutton WRF won the Georgia Association of Water Professionals’ 2003 Plant of the Year in Georgia award for advanced treatment plants over 10-MGD. In 2005, the project won a Platinum Award for 100% Compliance with Georgia System Permits for five or more years.