Sewage plant on agenda

LAWRENCEVILLE - With a $250 million sewer plant rehabilitation in progress, officials are making strides to redevelop another.

Commissioners will consider today a $6.7 million design and construction management contract for the Crooked Creek Water Reclamation Facility, a 16-million-gallons-per-day capacity plant that serves Peachtree Corners, Duluth, Berkeley Lake, Suwanee and Norcross.

According to engineer Hussein Khorramzadeh, who presented the bid to the Water and Sewerage Authority Monday, the 30-year-old plant isn't operating to current environmental and efficiency standards.

The design will likely take two years, and construction is estimated to take three years and cost between $60 and $65 million.

The county has plans for another project around the year 2016 to increase the potential to 25 million gallons per day.