Sewer System Improvements

Completed Plant Projects

The City of Valdosta Utilities Department has been working diligently on a number of wastewater improvements.

Since 1992, the city has received $179 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds and invested in capital improvement projects (CIP). During the same timeframe, the city has expended $167 million for water/wastewater projects from SPLOST proceeds, system revenues, bonds, and Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) loans.

In November 2019, the SPLOST VIII was approved by voters and is expected to generate about $134 million, of which Valdosta will receive an estimated $65 million. Nearly 60 percent of the funding will be dedicated to wastewater projects, which is $40 million. Over the next 4 years, projects that will be funded by SPLOST, system revenues, GEFA loans, etc. include:

  • EPD Sewer Collection System Requirements
  • Lift Station Replacement
  • Sewer Collection Smoke Testing
  • Water Transmission System
  • Water Main Extension
  • Manhole Rehab
  • Water Plant Generator
  • Well Rehabilitation 
  • Treatment Plant Basin Resurfacing
  • Water Treatment Plant II or Loop
  • Emergency Repairs
  • GEFA Debit Reduction
  • AMI Debt Service

SEWER SYSTEM UPGRADE PROJECTS

Completed Projects

Date Completed

Dukes Bay Canal Sewer Replacement

Aug 2014

Rogers St Force Main

Nov 2015

New Withlacoochee WWTP

Mar 2016

Gornto Master Lift Station /

Remer Master Lift Station / Force Main

Mar 2016

Dukes Bay/Sugar Creek: 3,480 LF

Aug 2016

1-Mile Branch (Section 1): 610 LF

Sept 2016

Sugar Creek Sewer Main Replacement

Dec 2016

Lakeland Hwy Force Main

Nov 2017

Browns Canal: 970 LF / 3 MHs

Aug 2019

1-Mile Branch (Section 2): 310 LF

Mar 2019

1-Mile Branch (Section 3): 320 LF

Aug 2019

2-Mile Branch: 3,395 LF / 17 MHs

June 2020

Jerry Jones (2-Mile Branch): 285 LF

Mar 2020

Sustella Ave Creek Crossing Upgrade

July 2020

Current Projects

Estimated Completion

Inner Perimeter Road Sewer Extension

July 2021

1-Mile Branch (N Lee St) Lift Station Installation

Oct 2021

1-Mile Branch Sewer Upgrade (Section 3)

Oct 2021

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

Rogers Lift Station Force Main Extension

Apr 2021

1-Mile Branch Sewer Upgrade (Sec 4)

Nov 2022

1-Mile Branch Sewer Upgrade (Sec 5)

Nov 2023

Knights Creek Sewer Upgrade (Sec 1)

Nov 2024

CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE (CIPP) LINING PROJECTS 

Completed Projects

Date Completed

CIPP #1: 1,230 linear feet (LF)

Apr 2014

CIPP #2: 2,600 LF

Oct 2014

CIPP #3: 5,383 LF

Apr 2015

CIPP #4: 1,875 LF

Aug 2015

CIPP #5: 3,830 LF

Feb 2016

CIPP #6: 460 LF

Feb 2018

CIPP #7: 465 LF

Mar 2018

CIPP #8: 496 LF /7 MHs/Replace 959 LF

Dec 2018

CIPP #9: 3,140 LF

July 2019

CIPP #10: 1,882 LF

Oct 2020

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

CIPP #11

Oct 2021

CIPP #12

Oct 2022

CIPP #13

Oct 2023

CIPP #14

Oct 2024

 

MANHOLE REHAB PROJECTS 

Completed Projects

Date Completed

Phase 3: 38 Manholes (MHs)

Mar 2015

Phase 4: 30 MHs

Mar 2016

Phase 5: 30 MHs

Mar 2017

Phase 6: 31 MHs

Apr 2019

Current Projects

Estimated Completion

Phase 7: 35 MHs

Apr 2021

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

Phase 8: 30 MHs

Mar 2022

Phase 9: 30MHs

Mar 2023

Phase 10: 30 MHs

Mar 2024

LIFT STATION REHAB PROJECTS 

Completed Projects

Date Completed

Phase 1: 4 stations

Jan 2014

Phase 2: 4 stations

July 2015

Phase 3: 4 stations

Sep 2016

Phase 4: 5 stations

Mar 2018

Future Projects

Date Completed

Phase 5: 3 stations

Sep 2021v

LIFT STATION GENERATOR PURCHASE/INSTALLATION PROJECTS 

Completed

Date Completed

1 Portable Generator

2014

2 Portable Generators

2016

10 Large Skid-Mounted Generators

2019

1 Portable Generator

2019

Auto Transfer Switch (ATS) Installation at 10 Lift Stations

Nov 2020

Current Projects

Estimated Completion

10 Fixed Generators w/ ATS

July 2021

Gornto Road Master Lift Station

June 2021

Mud Creek WWTP

June 2021

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

4 Lift Station Generators w/ ATS

June 2022

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

WITHLACOOCHE WWTP SECONDARY EQ BASIN

            Completed: Oct 2020

           

SCADA SYSTEM

Provided SCADA SOFTWARE for City of Valdosta Utilities Department (Includes Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, Lift Stations, Distribution and Collection Systems)

Completed: July 2020

 

LAKLELAND HWY LIFT STATION: EMERGENCY DIESEL PUMP INSTALLATION

            Completed: 2018

 

WITHLACOOCHEE WWTP OUTFALL UPGRADE

Completed: Sep 2017

 

SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM SMOKE TESTING

            Completed: July 2017

 

CURRENT SEWER STUDY & MODELING PROJECT

 

SEWER FLOW MONITORING – PHASE 1 (MUD CREEK SYSTEM)

            Status: In Progress

            Estimated Completion: April 2021

 

SEWER FLOW MONITORING – PHASE 2 (WITHLACOOCHEE SYSTEM)

            Estimated Completion: April 2022

 

HYDRAULIC FLOW MODEL UPDATE (BOTH SYSTEMS)

            Status: In Progress

Estimated Completion: June 2022

 

CURRENT SEWER INSPECTION PROGRAMS

 

MANHOLE INSPECTION PROGRAM

            Status: In Progress

            Estimated Completion: Continuous

 

CLEANOUT INSPECTION PROGRAM

            Status: In Progress

Estimated Completion: Continuous

            Phase 1: 2022

            Phase 2: 2023

            Phase 3: 2024

            Phase 4: 2025

            Phase 5: 2026

 

CREEK CROSSING INSPECTION PROGRAM

            Status: In Progress

Estimated Completion: Continuous

 

CCTV INSPECTION PROGRAM

            Status: Program Scheduling & Development 

            Estimated Completion: Continuous

 

 

Additional Information

Utilities
229-259-3592
229-241-8285
229-434-4132
Director of Utilities
Location

1016 Myrtle Street 
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

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