Georgia Industrial Development Water Plant Upgrade
The Georgia Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) is a nonprofit corporation that developed the Georgia Regional Dairy Industrial Park. The Park currently has three tenants and a potable water treatment plant that was constructed in the mid 1980’s. The water plant takes water from Lake Arrowhead, filters and chlorinates it, and provides potable water to the three industries. The plant also provides fire protection through a separate water main with diesel fire pump. The water plant equipment had exceeded its useful life and needed to be replaced in order to provide a dependable long term source of water for the industries in the park.
Cross Consulting Engineers was retained by GIDC to design an upgrade to the water plant. Cross Consulting Engineers, in conjunction with Otter Creek Engineering, designed a system of new filters, new pumps and variable speed controls which eliminated two large storage tanks that were housed within the building. During Phase I of this project, a new outdoor raw water storage lagoon was constructed to supplement the original two lagoons. The project involved raising a portion of the ceiling within the building to accommodate the new filters as well as mechanical and electrical upgrades. This $1,900,000 project commenced construction in 2015.
Contractor: NECCO, Inc., Waitsfield, VT