Unique facility treats wastewater

ATLANTA Fulton County, Georgia, in metro Atlanta, has opened its new Cauley Creek Water Reclamation plant, which uses ultra-filtration membrane technology. The unique facility is based on membrane bioreactor that will treat area wastewater to near drinking water standards. In an effort to decrease the amount of water withdrawn from the Chattahoochee River, the treated effluent will be used to irrigate

ATLANTA — Fulton County, Georgia, in metro Atlanta, has opened its new Cauley Creek Water Reclamation plant, which uses ultra-filtration membrane technology. The unique facility is based on membrane bioreactor that will treat area wastewater to near drinking water standards.

In an effort to decrease the amount of water withdrawn from the Chattahoochee River, the treated effluent will be used to irrigate surrounding golf courses, churches, residential developments and area businesses, in turn reducing demand on the county’s drinking water system.

Special architectural features make the plant look like a barn in a pastoral setting, surrounded by 135 acres of hayfields with landscaped buffers.