Atlantic Skanska Awarded New Water Treatment Project

Press release 6/5/2006 6:00 PM EST

Atlantic Skanska was awarded a $30 million project from the City of Cumming in Georgia to expand their Advanced Water Reclamation Facility from a 3 MGD capacity facility to 8 MGD.

Although the facility is owned by the City of Cumming, its service area includes a large part of Forsyth County. The City has one wastewater treatment plant that was constructed in the early 1990s and upgraded to 3 MGD in 2000. The City of Cumming has received permission from Georgia EPD to increase the plant’s capacity in order to meet the continued demand due to the rapid population growth in Forsyth County. Throughout the immediate area of Cumming there are three other privately-owned treatment facilities that are older and no longer meet state and federal treatment standards. When they are decommissioned, the need for increased capacity at the expanded Advanced Water Reclamation Facility will further increase.