Box 12, Folder 6, Document 20

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Box 12, Folder 6, Document 20

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Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404


R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison

October 20, 1967

Mr. R. S. Howard, Jr.
Executive Secretary

State Water Quality Control Board
47 Trinity Avenue, S. W.

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

RE: Letter dated September 28, 1967, requiring formal
schedule for completion of projects relative to the
abatement of pollution on the Chattahoochee River.

Dear Mr. Howard:

In response to the above referenced letter, the City of Atlanta has
compiled necessary documents to provide you with schedules out-

(1) Submission of an engineering study
(2) Scheduling of financing arrangements

(3) A schedule for submission of final engineering plans
and specifications

(4) A schedule for the construction of waste treatment
facilities ’

These documents are submitted in order to comply with your desire
to have such material by October 20, 1967, and are intended to

indicate the efforts of the City of Atlanta in complying with the State
and Federal Directives relative to the provision of secondary waste
treatment for effluents discharged to the Chattahoochee River on or

before July 1, 1971. ‘

October 20, 1967

Mr. R. S. Howard, Jr.
Executive Secretary
State Water Quality Control Board

Page Two

The engineering study referred to in paragraph 1 above, was sub-
mitted to your office on December 30, 1965, and remains substan-
tially in effect as a reflection of the problems and the construction
needs for the abatement of pollution on the Chattahoochee River
eminating from the R. M. Clayton Water Pollution Control Plant,

the Sandy Creek WPC Plant, and the Utoy WPC Plant, each of which
are the property of and under the direct control of the City of Atlanta.

A similar engineering study entitled "Report on Sewerage System
Improvements for Fulton County, Georgia'' prepared by Wiedeman

and Singleton Engineers with the date of December, 1965, reflects

a completed requirement for an engineering study to determine the
needs for plant improvements at the Camp Creek WPC Plant and the
Fulco WPC Plant; both of which are principally owned by unincorporated
Fulton County while being operated by the City of Atlanta. Fulton County
officials will submit further data relative to financing, final engineering
plans and specifications, and construction schedules for these two

With reference to financing arrangements that are necessary to provide
waste treatment facilities referred to above, Iam sure that you are
aware that the City of Atlanta took the necessary actions late in 1966

to provide an adequate revenue base in the form of sewer service charges,
such that the improvements and expansions to the facilities referred to
above can be carried out in compliance with the schedule to be discussed
in later paragraphs of this letter. Appendix 3 to this letter reflects the
financing plan of the City of Atlanta to accomplish the construction
schedule reflected in other segments of this letter. A similar financing
plan will be employed to provide the City's share of expansions and
improvements to the Fulco and Camp Creek WPC Plant which will be
mentioned in a similar letter forwarded to your office by Fulton County,
It should be pointed out that a large portion of the financing plans of the
City of Atlanta and other metropolitan communities were and are based
upon anticipated financial assistance from the State and Federal Govern-
ment in the design and construction of the necessary facilities to accom-
plish the abatement of pollution on the Chattahoochee River. The Georgia
Water Quality Control Board should recognize that all commitments
made in the past and at this time are made with an eye toward available

October 20, 1967

‘Mr. R. S. Howard, Jr.
Executive Secretary
State Water Quality Control Board

Page Three

federal funds and with the serious hope that the State Government
will take the necessary steps to meet its obligation in this regard.

It should also be noted that any reduction in available funding from
the presently authorized federal levels will have a significant effect
both upon starting time and the completion time of projects scheduled
and provided for in this letter.

The schedule for submission of final engineering plans and specifi-
cations and the scheduled start and completion of waste treatment
facilities are reflected on Appendix 1 to this letter. This appendix
indicates ona graphical schedule basis the proposed dates for these
critical phases of pollution abatement and reflects the programmed
time for provision of secondary treatment in compliance with your
previous directives. The City of Atlanta is committed through pre-
vious actions of the Aldermanic Board to the completion of these
facilities in the most expeditious manner possible. This office will
work with that Board in every way possible to attain the objective

of reduced water pollution on the Chattahoochee River and to provide
a more healthful environment for Atlanta, If this office can be of any
further assistance to you in this regard, please advise.

Very truly yours,

Ivan Allen, Jr.



Appendix #1 Engineering & Construction Schedule
Appendix #2 Funding Requirements Schedule
Appendix #3 Financing Plan


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