The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600

Water Reclamation Facilities

The Lower Poplar Water Reclamation Facility

The Lower Poplar Street Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) opened in 1959 to provide treatment for municipal and industrial waste within the service area that extends north of Macon along the Ocmulgee River, within Bibb County.

With an original wastewater treatment capacity of 12 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD), the Authority upgraded the Lower Poplar Street Plant with highly sophisticated processes that expanded its capacity to 20 MGD currently.

The Lower Poplar Street WRF is an advanced secondary wastewater treatment facility utilizing a coupled filter tower/activated sludge process.  The major treatment stages at the facility involve preliminary, primary, and secondary wastewater treatment, as well as sludge handling.

For more specific details about the Wastewater Treatment Process and proper handling of Biosolids at the Lower Poplar facility, check out the following link.

MWA Wastewater Treatment at the Lower Poplar Plant.

 

The Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility

The Rocky Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) provides wastewater treatment for the southern and western portions of the City of Macon and Bibb County.  The facility was built in the early 1970's as a joint treatment facility with the Macon Kraft Company, now called Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

The current design flow of the plant is for handling a monthly average of 24 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD), or a weekly average of 30 MGD.  The current treatment flow is approximately 18.5 MGD, with 7 to 9 MGD coming from the Graphic Packaging industrial site.

The Rocky Creek Plant is an advanced secondary wastewater treatment facility utilizing the extended aeration activated sludge process, followed by conventional filtration.  There are three separate flow streams conveying wastewater to the plant – the Graphic Packaging, Tobesofkee Creek, and Rocky Creek sewer interceptor lines.

For more details on the Wastewater Treatment Process and proper handling of Biosolids at the Rock Creek facility, check out the following link.

MWA Wastewater Treatment at the Rocky Creek Plant.

 

Check out Macon Soils for more information on the MWA Biosolids Recycling Program.

 

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Address
Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
Phone
(478) 464-5600
Fax
(478) 741-9146
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