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Water treatment plant offers tours

POSTED: May 20, 2013 12:28 a.m.

The public is invited to tour the expansion of the Forsyth County Water Treatment Plant during an open house scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Thursday.

“We would like to invite citizens to come to the plant during the open house to see the new expansion and learn about the technology that goes into treating our water,” said Tim Perkins, director of water and sewer.

The expansion of the Forsyth County Water Treatment Plant incorporates membrane technology to further enhance the quality of finished water, increase efficiency and provide the capability to treat an additional 12 million gallons of water daily.

The county opened the water treatment plant in 2000. The expansion to the plant increases the total capacity that can be treated at the plant to 28 million gallons of water daily.

“In addition to the benefits this expansion will provide today, it was also constructed in such a way as to allow for additional expansion in the future,” Perkins said. “The project was undertaken with an eye toward the county’s future needs.”

The expansion project cost about $20.3 million, which came in below the $21 million budget.

The Forsyth County Water Treatment Plant is at 2255 Antioch Road.



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