ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Golder has been selected by the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority to be the lead designer for the Russell Creek Reservoir project which will provide the people of Dawson County, Georgia with a secure water supply for the next 40 years. The $40 million USD water supply infrastructure system includes a new 110 ft. tall embankment dam and spillway systems, 3-mile raw water pipeline, river pump station upgrade, and water treatment plant improvements along the Etowah River in north Georgia.
The project is expected to be operational by 2023. Once complete, the system, working in synergy with the river pump station, raw water pipeline, reservoir, and water treatment plant, will deliver a maximum of 17.3 million gallons per day of drinking water.
“The Etowah River and its watershed is a highly biodiverse ecosystem with threatened and endangered species. So, this project is more than just water supply infrastructure; it is also about environmental stewardship and implementing solutions that minimize impacts to the Etowah River. This project is a legacy for the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority and all of Georgia to showcase the best way to develop and operate surface water supply projects,” said Gregg Hudock, PE, Principal and Project Manager, Golder.