Macon Water Authority treatment plant gets overdue upgrades


The Macon Water Authority has cut the ribbon on upgrading its Rocky Creek Water Rehabilitation Center.

MACON, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) – The Macon Water Authority has cut the ribbon on upgrading its Rocky Creek Water Rehabilitation Center.

“We completely replaced the press building,” said executive director Joey Leverette. “A lot of electrical upgrades. These factories use a lot of power and a lot of electrical machinery, so the three biggest parts have been electrical, grit removal, and our press process.

The facility is capable of treating 28 million gallons of wastewater per day.

Waste from the water treatment plant discharges into the Ocmulgee River. Leverette says environmental safety is a top priority for the Macon Water Authority.

“The [Ocmulgee] River which is a pristine river, and we want it to stay that way,” he said. “This project is just another example of how we are working to improve the environment for the future of our children and this community.

Hart announced on Wednesday that this would be his last year on the water authority board, but said he was not going away.

“I’m going to be a cheerleader for the Macon Water Authority to advance our community,” he said. “So I don’t plan on quitting. I plan to be on the sidelines cheering and looking for places where I can insert some of my energy and experience and continue to make this community a better place.

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