ROSWELL, Ga. —The city of Roswell Water Utility has begun construction of its water intake at Big Creek for the city's new water plant. Drivers should expect intermittent traffic delays from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. along Oxbo Road due to partial road closures during construction.
Construction of the water intake began July 16 and is expected to take approximately four months, with completion slated for November. The water intake at Big Creek is where water will be withdrawn to be treated at the city's new water treatment plant.
Roswell is replacing its 80-year-old water treatment plant with a new state-of-the-art facility. After nearly 80 years of service, Roswell's old water plant can no longer efficiently and cost-effectively produce water for the city's customers. Roswell's Water Treatment Plant services approximately 5,600 residences mostly within the historic district area. The city anticipates the new water treatment plant will be operational by the end of October 2015.