The Gwinnett County Commissioners approved two contracts totaling $28.3 million to expand the county’s sewer capacity. The contracts were awarded to JDS, Incorporated during the Board of Commissioners meeting on Jan. 16.

The first contract for $6.8 million will expand capacity in northern Gwinnett County, particularly along Buford Drive. The County states that this project is to “install a gravity sewer interceptor and sewer force main that will connect the Little Suwanee Creek pump station currently under construction to the Rock Springs interceptor.”

The addition of a new gravity sewer interceptor and sewer force main will carry wastewater from the new pump station at Little Suwanee Creek and take some of the flow away from the downstream sewer interceptor, which is nearing capacity.

The second contract worth $21.5 million will “expand the Wolf Creek interceptor, upgrading 2 miles of gravity sewer along the Chattahoochee River from Simpsonwood Park to Jones Bridge Park in Peachtree Corners,” says the County.

Currently, there is a 20-inch diameter sewer pipe in place in the western part of the county that is nearing capacity and it will be replaced with a 36-inch diameter pipe to accommodate future growth in that part of Gwinnett County.

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