Fort Benning WTP & Raw Water Intake

Fort Benning, GA

Owner: Columbus Water Works

Size: 8 MGD

Project Stage: Complete

LEED Project: Seeking Leed Certification

Project Services: Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Treatment System Process Design, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Permitting, Construction Administration

Description: Project includes a new raw water intake and pumping station on the Chattahoochee River, two miles of 24-inch diameter raw water transmission main, and a new water treatment facility.  The new facilities provide Fort Benning military and support personnel with up to eight million gallons of drinking water per day (8 MGD).  The facilities were also designed to be expanded up to 16 MGD as water demands increase.  An extensive Facilities Master Plan and hydraulic network model were developed for use as a basis for design and construction of the improvements. Some of the existing water treatment plant facilities, originally designed and constructed in the 1930's, were rehabilitated and renovated while others were replaced with new facilities to improve treatment and energy efficiency.  The new treatment facilities include raw water storage, conventional mixing and flocculation, high rate sedimentation, membrane filtration, finished water storage and pumping station, new solids handling facilities, and a new operations building with laboratory and administrative offices.  Because the project is located within the Chattahoochee River watershed and Fort Benning, special consideration was given to sustainable design techniques and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.