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

Cost

Dukes Bay Canal Sewer Replacement

August 2014

$789,250

Rogers St Force Main

November 2015

$115,000

New Withlacoochee WWTP

March 2016

$23M

Withlacoochee Force Main

March 2016

$36.7M

Dukes Bay/Sugar Creek: 3,480 linear feet (LF) of pipe

August 2016

$1.7 M

1-Mile Branch (Section 1): 610 LF

September 2016

$240,000

Sugar Creek Sewer Main Replacement

December 2016

$356,000

Lakeland Hwy Force Main

November 2017

$140,000

Browns Canal: 970 LF / 3 MHs

August 2019

$484,000

1-Mile Branch (Section 2): 310 LF

March 2019

$315,500

1-Mile Branch (Section 3): 320 LF

August 2019

$357,998

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

June 2020

$2.0M

Jerry Jones (2-Mile Branch): 285 LF

March 2020

$253,960

Current Projects

Estimated Completion

Cost

Sustella Ave Creek Crossing

July 2020

$600,000

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

Cost

1-Mile Branch Lift Station

2021

TBD

1-Mile Branch (Section 4)

2021

TBD

1-Mile Branch (Section 5)

2022

TBD

 

CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE (CIPP) LINING PROJECTS

Completed Projects

Date Completed

Cost

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

April 2014

$59,500

CIPP #2: 2,600 LF

October 2014

$113,800

CIPP #3: 5,383 LF

April 2015

$245,769

CIPP #4: 1,875 LF

August 2015

$139,167

CIPP #5: 3,830 LF

February 2016

$127,868

CIPP #6: 460 LF

February 2018

$63,470

CIPP #7: 465 LF

March 2018

$45,795

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

December 2018

$213,205

CIPP #9: 3,140 LF

July 2019

$90,275

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

Cost

CIPP #10: 1,882 LF

October 2020

TBD

CIPP #11

2021

TBD

CIPP #12

2022

TBD

 

MANHOLE REHAB PROJECTS

Completed Projects

Date Completed

Cost

Phase 3: 38 Manholes (MHs)

March 2015

$648,300

Phase 4: 30 MHs

March 2016

$125,300

Phase 5: 30 MHs

March 2017

$235,200

Phase 6: 31 MHs

April 2019

$142,500

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

 

Phase 7: 30 MHs

December 2020

TBD

Phase 8: 30 MHs

2021

TBD

Phase 9: 30MHs

2022

TBD

 

LIFT STATION REHAB PROJECTS

Completed Projects

Date Completed

Cost

Phase 2: 4 lift stations (LSs)

July 2015

$1.5 M

Phase 3: 4 LSs

September 2016

$1.0 M

Phase 4: 5 LSs

March 2018

$895,000

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

 

Phase 5

May 2021

TBD

 

LIFT STATION GENERATOR PURCHASE/INSTALLATION PROJECTS

Completed

Year Completed

Cost

1 Portable Generator

2014

 

2 Portable Generators

2016

 

10 Large Skid-Mounted Generators

2019

 

1 Portable Generator

2019

 

Current Projects

Estimated Completion

Cost

Auto Transfer Switch (ATS) Installation at 10 Lift Stations

December 2020

$79,400

10 Fixed Generators w/ ATS

December 2020

$285,000

Gornto Road Master Lift Station

2021

$470,000

Mud Creek WWTP

2021

$450,000

Future Projects

Estimated Completion

Cost

4 Generators

2021

TBD

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

SECONDARY EQ BASIN

Estimated Completion: October 2020

Cost: $1.8M

 

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

Cost: $262,500

 

LAKELAND HWY LIFT STATION: EMERGENCY DIESEL PUMP INSTALLATION

Completed: 2018

Cost: $39,000

 

WITHLACOOCHEE WWTP OUTFALL UPGRADE

Completed: September 2017

Cost: $294,360

 

SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM SMOKE TESTING

Completed: July 2017

Cost: $612,000

 

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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