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Prioritizing Infrastructure Needs: Augusta-Richmond County’s Water and Wastewater Master Plan. Mayor Bob Young Augusta, Georgia. Augusta-Richmond County. Consolidated government January 1, 1996 Population 204,000 Second-largest city in Georgia Second-oldest city in Georgia (chartered 1736).

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    1. Prioritizing Infrastructure Needs:Augusta-Richmond County’s Water and Wastewater Master Plan Mayor Bob Young Augusta, Georgia

    2. Augusta-Richmond County • Consolidated government January 1, 1996 • Population 204,000 • Second-largest city in Georgia • Second-oldest city in Georgia (chartered 1736)

    3. Augusta Water and Sewer • Water • 57,181 residential and 6,235 commercial/ industrial connections • Capacity 63 mgd • Sewer • 43,247 residential and 4,746 commercial/ industrial connections • Capacity 49 mgd

    4. Challenges Facing Augusta • Consolidation and rehabilitation of aging infrastructure • Environmental challenges • Sprawl • Financial challenges

    5. Our Approach: Master Plan • Appraise condition of existing system • Develop plan for moving forward • Identify funding mechanisms

    6. Augusta Utilities’ Mission “Our mission is to provide water that exceeds all federal, state and local regulations; and, provide wastewater service that inspires public confidence, all done in an environmentally friendly manner.”

    7. The Benchmark • By the year 2010 become a preferred water and sewer service provider. • Become a utility that other systems will want to learn from because of the customer service value our department adds to the community.

    8. Systemwide Investment

    9. Wastewater Contract O&M • Technical expertise • Improved service • Economically favorable • Transfer of liability/shared risk • Protection of/training for employees • Lift burden from city

    10. Water Design/Build • Streamlined schedule • Single-source responsibility • Budget control

    11. Summary • Master-planning is critical • Alternative project delivery works • Best value is the way to go