U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah, Mobile Districts Unite on $1million Risk, Resiliency, Water Line Condition Assessment Study for city of Atlanta

USACE, Savannah District
Published June 14, 2024

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah and Mobile Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are collaborating on a $1 million Risk, Resiliency, and Water Line Condition Assessment Study for the City of Atlanta. This initiative, under the ‘Army Corps of Engineers Planning Assistance to States Authority,’ aims to evaluate risks and enhance the resiliency of the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management's drinking water system.

The study will develop a prioritized list of future actions to improve the system's resiliency by conducting a comprehensive water line condition assessment. This ranked list will inform city leadership of critical risks and provide a framework for future planning.

The assessment will offer a cost-effective, reliable, and defensible strategy to determine the existing condition and an estimate on the remaining useful life of the pipelines, as well as provide long-term capital planning for any necessary corrective actions, including rehabilitation or replacement. This is crucial as the city continues to grow and prepare for the future.

Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to complete this assessment within 24 months, which is a typical duration for a ‘Planning Assistance to States’ study. This duration could be shortened, but that will depend on the timing of funding and the selected contractor’s means and methods.

The Army Corps of Engineers will also waive the collection of fees (cost-share), as authorized by Section 8119 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2022.

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