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.
Sewer Pipeline Testing in Fairfield Plantation
CCWA has completed smoke testing selected sanitary sewer pipelines in Basin 3A and Basin 8 within Fairfield Plantation. A CCWA contractor will continue to perform survey work in these areas and will be locating manholes in roadways and on utility easements that run through private property, wooded areas, and along the lakes. Please review the Smoke Test Area map to see if your home is within the survey limits. Additionally, CCWA field crews will be performing Authority-owned sewer line and manhole maintenance and repairs identified during the smoke testing phase.
The smoke testing that was performed is a common and effective technique used 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 sewer collection system adds to the volume of water that must be processed by the wastewater treatment plant. CCWA hopes to reduce wastewater treatment plant flows and associated costs by addressing leakage identified through smoke testing. Smoke escaping through the ground, building foundations, gutters, yard cleanouts, manhole covers and pavement during the test indicates a potential entry point for unauthorized water. The correction of any defects in the pipes and sewer on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Tom Kohler, CCWA’s Engineering Manager, at (678) 890-0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.