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Frank C Amerson Jr Water Treatment Facility

Primary raw water source

Ocmulgee River

Treatment capacity

230,000m³ per day, designed for expansion to 345,000m³ per day

Maximum design expansion potential

460,000m³ per day

Main treatment elements

Advanced flocculation, sedimentation and filtration

Plant site

1,200ha (3,000 acres)

Raw water reservoir capacity

25 million m³

Additional pipe run required


Plant cost


Overall project cost


Eligibility for federal assistance announced


Project commencement


Plant operational

10 July 2000

Old Riverside WTP removed from service

29 March 2001

Security assessment and review

31 March 2003

Source water assessment plan (SWAP) deadline

1 November 2003

SWAP implementation


Federal funding

Federal Emergency Management Agency: 90%

State funding

Georgia Emergency Management Agency: 5%

Plant owner funding

Macon Water Authority: 5%

Lead contractor, design and construction

DS Atlantic / Tribble & Richardson

Pipe suppliers

American Pipe


American Flow Control

Security assessors

Jordan Jones and Goulding

Assessment methodologies

Sandria National Laboratory

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