New pump station to alleviate Fowler region in Forsyth County

April 15, 2013

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — At their April 9 work session, Forsyth County Commissioners gave the go-ahead for the construction of a Post Road pump station and force main in the amount of $1.2 million.

The issue will come before commissioners at their April 18 meeting for final approval.

The bid was awarded to Griffin Brothers, Inc.

Water and Sewer Director Tim Perkins said the project is needed to get flow into the Manor Water Reclamation Plant.

The project was initially budgeted at $2 million.

“I think we got a very good price on it, so it’s under what was expected,” Perkins said.

The flow to Fowler’s Water Reclamation Plant will be minimized allowing for the maximum flow to go to the Manor plant.

“The real need in the Manor is that they don’t have enough reuse water to meet their irrigation needs,” Perkins said. “Because there’s not enough houses to produce that much flow. This will help balance the water need in the Manor subdivision and reuse water that the homes and golf course need.”

Chairman Pete Amos said the Fowler area is projected to grow. The pump station will give more stability to the area and take flow from the Fowler plant.

The funds will come from the Capital Improvements Program.


In other business at the work session:

<i>This article was published in the Forsyth Herald April 17, 2013 edition<i/>