Still Branch Regional Reservoir Permitting, Operation, Management and Storage
Keller, Brant D.
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The City of Griffin in 2006 completed the construction of Still Branch Regional Reservoir. This regional water source supplies finished drinking water to the City of Griffin and seven wholesale customers in the region currently with an anticipated four more to sign at a later date and time. This presentation will focus on thirteen years of permitting, conflict resolution, construction and management of the facility. The paper will outline the permitting process beginning with the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and host of other agencies involved in the permit process. The author will present an overview of property acquisition as well as negotiation and condemnation issues. In addition this paper will demonstrate exhibit newest technologies and process times and how they reduce money and manpower while still operating a high volume water treatment facility.