Statesboro WWTP, Statesboro, GA

Statesboro Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

To respond to the population growth in the area and the presence of infiltration flow which was not cost effective to remove, Hussey Gay Bell designed the expansion of the plant from 1.5 MGD to 10 MGD.

The original treatment plant was a single, low rate trickling filter plant with primary and secondary clarification, anaerobic digestion and open sludge drying beds. Chlorination was provided for disinfection and discharge into a small stream, Little Lotts Creek. The State of Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division required that the City of Statesboro install treatment facilities to provide an effluent met the required limitations.

The design of these facilities was accomplished keeping the operator in mind. All of the units were designed for ease of operation and maintenance and with complete flexibility. The processes can be used with or without the trickling filter. Each and every unit can be bypassed to the following unit without interruption of the treatment efficiency. The activated sludge process can be operated in virtually any mode and was designed specifically to accomplish nitrification. In this way the construction of separate nitrification facilities was avoided. Multiple units were provided in each stage of the process in order to provide simplicity and flexibility to the operator. Due to the efficiency of the pre-treatment and primary facilities it has been necessary most of the time to utilize only half of the primary clarifiers in order that sufficient loading could be placed upon the aeration facilities to promote proper and efficient operation. Plant facilities include mechanical bar screens, grit removal, pre-aeration, primary clarifiers, coupled trickling filter-activated sludge secondary treatment, secondary clarifiers, effluent filters, chlorination and effluent aerators. During construction of the new treatment facilities, the existing trickling filter plant had to remain in operation without interruption and without a decline in the quality of the treated effluent.

The project was funded through the Environmental Protection Agency and the plant design and operation has resulted in three Georgia state awards and one regional EPA.

Statesboro WWTP
Statesboro, GA

The design of the expansion was accomplished keeping the operator in mind. All of the units were designed for ease of operation and maintenance and with complete flexibility. As a result, the plant design and operation has received three Georgia state awards and one regional EPA.

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