PCWASA (770) 487-7993

1127 Highway 74 South • Peachtree City, GA 30269

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Recycled Wastewater, Beneficial Reuse

PCWASA puts its treated wastewater to good use, recycling it for urban and recreational purposes.  Treated wastewater or effluent from PCWASA's two wastewater treatment plants are used for irrigation of golf courses, softball, baseball, and soccer fields at local public use areas.

Recycled wastewater used for irrigation helps to reduce the need for using finished drinking water -- with the additional expense of drinking water production -- for these same purposes.  In addition, wastewater recycling is a sustainable resource, helps preserve finished drinking water during drought conditions, and contains beneficial nutrients for use in agricultural settings.  Ultimately, wastewater reuse conserves water and protects wateways and natural resources.

Treated wastewater from the PCWASA Line Creek/Larry B. Turner Plant is recycled via three methods.  First, up to 700,000 gallons per day during the summer and 1.1 million gallons per day during the winter are discharged into Line Creek, supplementing this stream's flow.  Second, up to 900,000 gallons of treated wastewater per day also are discharged into Flat Creek, helping to preserve the wetlands downstream from Flat Creek.  Finally, up to 1.1 million gallons per day are transferred to a holding pond for irrigation of the nearby Planterra Ridge Golf Course.

Treated wastewater from the PCWASA Rockaway Plant, up to 4 million gallons per day, is discharged into Line Creek, while also being used for irrigation at nearby recreational fields in public use areas.

In all, PCWASA recycles between 6.7 to 7.0 million gallons of treated wastewater per day for beneficial reuse that either (a) supplements the water flow in nearby streams, (b) preserves natural resources in the form of protected wetlands, or (c) irrigates golf courses or recreational fields for community use.