Gwinnett County, GA, located northeast of the Atlanta metropolis, is home to nearly one million residents as well as the Lake Lanier regional reservoir and the headquarters for several large national corporations. Serving the needs of such a large population as well as the needs of corporate America requires a solid infrastructure that needs to be constantly monitored and maintained.
Woolpert has assisted the county with their infrastructure needs by performing long-term flow monitoring services for the county since 2005 as well as developing a long-term monitoring plan and performing temporary flow monitoring studies since 2009 in support of this plan. The county has more than 197 pump stations, eight water reclamation facilities and 2,140 miles of pipeline. Woolpert is currently responsible for monitoring more than 100 permanent stations and 17 rain gauges.
The firm has acted as a partner and extension of the county’s staff throughout the life of the project, speeding up the reporting process and helping the county respond more quickly to issues. Through the infiltration and inflow (I/I) analyses and recommendations, Gwinnett County has seen a significant cost savings and benefit because they have been able to focus on the best uses of the county’s resources to address I/I issues.