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Working to reduce landfill disposal costs, upgrading traffic safety

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 11, 2023) – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners acted on several new initiatives during their Sept. 5 meeting. Here is a recap of what was approved.

Saving on biosolids disposal costs

F. Wayne Hill Water Reclamation Center is known for its award-winning wastewater treatment processes. Now, engineers are researching adding a biosolids dryer on the property. A biosolids dryer uses heat to evaporate remaining water from the solids produced in the wastewater treatment process. This in turn will help the County reduce landfill disposal costs, which have tripled in the last five years, and produce a high-quality fertilizer product. Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded the engineering services contract for $11.2 million and most of the funding is through the American Rescue Plan Act.

New middle school getting traffic safety upgrades

A new middle school on Indian Shoals Road will get road and safety improvements. A roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Bold Springs Road and Indian Shoals Road along with a new traffic signal at the school driveway on Indian Shoals Road. In addition, a sidewalk will be installed, along with curb and gutter and drainage improvements. A majority of this project is funded by the 2017 SPLOST program.

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