View Full Version : WHERE specifically will Gwinnett dump 40mgpd of sewage in Lake Lanier
I keep hearing this bad news in the papers and on TV and on these messageboards, but can anyone tell me the specific location on Lake Lanier where the 40 million gallons per day of [treated wastewater]is intended to be released?
Wouldn't that be of concern to fishermen and boaters to avoid that portion of the lake and perhaps to unsuspecting homeowners (LIKE ME!) who may suddenly be faced with additional turbidity, possible odor, and unusual contaminants where there previously were no concerns?
[This message has been edited by tommyb (edited 04-10-2002).]
The Ole Man
04-09-02, 09:50 PM
Tom: Thats 40 mil gpd of "treated wastewater", not "sewage".
This was discussed extensively here about a year/year and a half ago--that is "if" this is still about the new Gwinnett sewage treatment plant. Don't remember the name-somewhere near I-285. I guess do a search here on Gwinnett County maybe. Anyway folks here wrote letters and attended so called "hearings". Originally, the outflow was planned for 600 feet upstream from the dam and about 120 feet deep I think it was (maybe more/less). The last we heard, the outflow location had been realigned to an area about a mile upstream from the dam-don't recall the new depth. Anyway, we are always concerned with potential accidental raw spills. This plant is "supposed" to be state of the art and if it operates without mishaps then only relatively clean, treated, waste water would enter the lake ( and btw, they had a raw spill in the first stages of testing--rolling eyes here). Our major concern at the time was the discharge of "warm" wastewater so near the dam and the potential for upsetting the thermoclimes in the lake that currently permit dam release water that is cold enough to support trout in the dam tailwater. Beyond that, unfortunately, north metro Atlanta only has a couple of major river watersheds and as the intense population flow to the region continues-those are where the wastewater will depart.
04-10-02, 12:58 AM
Depending on the type of plant, which i have no knowledge of, the water released into the Lake stands a good chance of being cleaner than the water already in the lake..
The temperature issue would seem to be the more sensitive of the two.
(I would also rather them have a little mistake up front that gets corrected, than have it run full speed for a while and then have a HUGE problem<----insert prefer no spills)
Like was said... its gotta go somewhere. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/frown.gif
The Ole Man
04-10-02, 11:43 AM
Hee he, that is not too far fetched! I read a piece at least 20 yrs ago about water shortages in S. California. It stated that the typical glass of drinking water, at the time, had already been thru an average of 7 people-that's a thought! They were also using treated wastewater for filling municipal swimming pools.
04-10-02, 01:07 PM
Yes it should have gone back to Gwinnett county residents to drink since its so clean and pure.
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