St. Simons Island WWTP, St. Simons Island, GA

St. Simons Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

The Design Build Team of Winter Construction and Hussey Gay Bell completed the treatment alternative evaluation, permitting, design and upgrade of the St. Simons, Georgia Wastewater Treatment Plant from 3 MGD to 4 MGD accomplishing startup of the upgrade within 24 months. Delays associated with permitting were minimized through close communication and frequent meetings with the Georgia EPD.

The upgrade included conversion of the existing treatment process from a Sequential Batch Reactor to Advanced Conventional Treatment.  Upgrade to the treatment plant required the existing treatment train to remain in service during construction of the new process units. The treatment plant as designed provides reuse quality effluent for discharge into Dunbar Creek and for future transport for irrigation island-wide. The upgrade incorporated rebuilding the existing SBR basins for conversion to activated sludge basin with the addition of new clarifiers, effluent filters, ultra violet disinfection and SCADA control.

St. Simons Island WWTP
St. Simons Island, GA

This project included an alternative evaluation, permitting, design and upgrade of the plant from 3.0 Sequential Batch Reactor to 4.0 Advanced Conventional Treatment Process. The upgrade incorporated the rebuilding of the existing SBR basins and the additions of new clarifiers, effluent filters and ultra violet disinfection.

Hussey Gay Bell's Status Re: COVID-19

Dear Clients, Industry Partners and Friends of the Firm:

Throughout Hussey Gay Bell’s 62-year history, we have seen times of prosperity and times of struggle. The common denominator during these six decades has been our commitment to our clients, employees and the communities in which we serve. As we now face the COVID-19 crisis, this resolve is no less diminished. 

Currently our offices in Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, Nashville and Statesboro are open and operating, per jurisdictional guidelines. Our leadership team continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 situation and has adopted new procedures within our offices to ensure the health and well-being of Hussey Gay Bell's greatest asset - our employees and associates. We are adhering to recommendations from the CDC and limiting face-to-face interactions, restricting non-essential travel, and utilizing video conferencing and other smart technologies for communications. We have also developed contingency plans so that we remain in a position of strength to continue our projects remotely, if and when needed, for the weeks and months to come. 

While the typical way we interact with you may be temporarily disrupted, we remain resolute in our dedication to providing the same level of exceptional service you deserve. Thank you for the continued trust you have placed in Hussey Gay Bell for all of these years. We are committed to a high level of service to you, despite these difficult times. We will all emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient.

Stay safe!


G. Holmes Bell, IV, PE

Hussey Gay Bell CEO & Chairman