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State Award – Richmond Hill’s Wastewater Treatment Plant

Richmond Hill, GA – Local engineering and architectural firm Hussey Gay Bell was recently awarded a statewide American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC Georgia) award in the “Waste and Storm Water” category for their design of Richmond Hill’s new Sterling Creek Water Reclamation Facility project.

Hussey Gay Bell leaders, along with representatives from Richmond Hill, accepted the award at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta in front of more than 400 engineering, business and elected/appointed leaders.

“While this award was presented to Hussey Gay Bell, the city of Richmond Hill deserves a great deal of credit for being so forward-thinking about wastewater treatment needs and its direct ties to supporting the long-term growth of the city ,” said Hussey Gay Bell CEO G. Holmes Bell IV. “As the largest single expenditure in the city’s history, this project confronted highly complex challenges and embraced state-of-the-art technologies to provide the community with a renewable reuse of reclaimed water.”

The plant is able to treat up to 3 million gallons per day – double its previous capacity of 1.5 million gallons per day – and utilizes several steps in treating sewage, including biological treatment and solids separation via the membrane bioreactors.

“Having a statewide organization recognize this project is third-party confirmation that Richmond Hill is on the right path,” said Mayor Harold Fowler. “This state-of-the-art system will not only meet today’s needs but all our needs in the near future – and ensure our natural resources are being conserved and protected.”

Full story at:  http://www.bryancountynews.com/section/101/article/48350/