The Authority’s existing wastewater plant is in the Fairfield Plantation subdivision in the eastern portion of the county. The Authority has 55 miles of sewer line with 10 lift stations within the subdivision. The wastewater is treated by a stabilization pond with a design capacity of approximately 1.0 MGD and is then pumped to a storage pond for land application. The permitted capacity for the wastewater treatment facility is currently 0.45 MGD.
Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing - Completed
CCWA completed smoke testing on selected sanitary sewer pipelines within Fairfield Plantation during the week of September 18th. Smoke testing was performed to identify areas where unauthorized water, such as rain water, creek water, and other storm water runoff, enters the sewer collection system. Storm water runoff that enters the collection system adds to the volume of water that must be processed by the wastewater treatment plant.
CCWA will use the test results to target sewer system repairs in order to reduce wastewater treatment plant flows and associated costs. CCWA crews will be repairing manholes and related issues with the CCWA sewer system. Additionally, CCWA personnel will be corresponding with select residents regarding repairs that the property owner will need to make. The correction of any defects or damage in the pipes and sewer on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.
If you have additional questions about the smoke testing procedure or results, please contact Tom Kohler, CCWA’s Engineering Manager, at (678) 890-0055 or email@example.com.