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Doing Our Part!. City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau By Michael Coon, Administrator for Water Distribution Frank Banks, Operation Superintendent for Water Quality Control. City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau.

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doing our part

Doing Our Part!

City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau


Michael Coon, Administrator for

Water Distribution

Frank Banks, Operation Superintendent for

Water Quality Control

city of savannah water sewer bureau
City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau

It is a municipal-based organization serving the residents, businesses and visitors of the city as well as several unincorporated areas of Chatham County, Georgia. This organization presently serves over 72,000 customers and 21 industrial surface water accounts.

conservation efforts
Conservation Efforts
  • Water Audits
  • Meter Calibration
  • Leak Prevention Program
  • Water Main and Looping Improvements
  • Alternative Water Sources
water audit
Water Audit
  • Water Production – Total Sales = Unaccounted for Water
  • Unaccounted for water consists of unmettered free accounts, fire protection, system flushing, water leaks and water theft.
  • To achieve a more accurate water audit
    • Meter free accounts and obtain fire protection usage and closely monitor flushing.
meter calibration
Meter Calibration
  • First establish meter calibration program for water source production.
  • Second establish meter calibration programs for customer accounts.
    • Begin with the larger water users.
leak prevention
Leak Prevention
  • Capital Improvement Programs
  • Lateral Replacement Policy
  • In House Water Line Improvements
  • Aggressive Leak Repair Strategies
water main looping program
Water Main & Looping Program
  • Elimination of dead-ended lines results in better water quality and reduces required flushing
  • Looped water lines also improve fire protection
  • Looping and replacing of outdated distribution lines have helped the city reduce its required flushing
    • This program has resulted in a savings of over 4 million gallons of water between 1999 and 2001.
alternative water sources for irrigation
Alternative Water Sources for Irrigation
  • Shallow wells developed for 15 squared in Savannah’s Historic District. Groundwater savings total 9.0 MG/year
  • Conversion of Bacon Park Golf Course irrigation.
  • Reclaim Water from President Street Wastewater Plant for Savannah Harbor and Savannah Golf Course
Moratorium on New Well Permits for Golf Course Irrigation and Water Supply Development in Coastal Region of Georgia
water reclamation
Water Reclamation

Talmadge Bridge Over Savannah River

development of hutchinson island
Development of Hutchinson Island
  • Due to Moratorium on Groundwater Withdrawal, the City of Savannah Enters into Agreement to Provide Reclaimed/Reuse Water for Golf Course Irrigation in a Cooperative Effort with Chatham County – Design/Engineering Contract for Filters and Pump Station Awarded – September 1997
  • Reclaimed/Reuse Water Filters and Pump State Completed – March 1999
  • Savannah Harbor Golf Course Opens October 2000
usage 2001
Usage - 2001
  • Savannah Harbor Golf Course - 95,096,000 Gallons
  • Savannah Golf Club – 32,028,000 Gallons

Holding Pond At Savannah Harbor Golf Course


Reclaimed/Reuse Water Pump Station

  • Maximum Flow for Each Filter - 2.5 MGD
  • Average Flow to Filters - 1.0 to 1.5 MGD
  • Filter Design Capacity for Suspended Solids @ Average Flow - 30 to 50 mg/l - Actual Average Effluent Flow TSS is 1.0 to 3.0 mg/l
  • Media Type - Anthracite and Two Types of Sand
  • Filter Measurements - 33' X 12' X 6'
  • Filter Water Level - 3'
awards 2000
Awards - 2000
  • First Place - USEPA Region 4 Advanced Wastewater Treatment > 10 MGD
  • Second Place USEPA National Advanced Wastewater Treatment >10 MGD
  • Reclaimed/Reuse Water System Was a Major Factor in the President Street Plant Winning These Awards
treatment facilities process water
Treatment Facilities Process Water
  • President Street Facility
  • Wilshire Facility
  • Travis Field Facility
  • Georgetown Facility
contact information
Contact Information

Arthur F. Banks

Operations Superintendent

Water Quality Control

City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau

1400 E. President St.

Savannah, GA 31404


912-921-961-3039 (fax)

[email protected]

Michael Coon

Conveyance and Distribution Administration

City of Savannah Water & Sewer Bureau

P.O. Box 1027

Savannah, GA 31402


912-651-6808 (fax)

[email protected]