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Water Reclamation Centers (WRCs)

The City of Atlanta operates four Water Reclamation Centers: R.M. Clayton, Utoy Creek, South River, and Intrenchment Creek. These facilities, are primarily responsible for treating wastewater within the City.

Atlanta began a massive program of improvements to its WRCs in 1995, to comply with state regulations and legislative mandates. These improvements were designed to reduce phosphorus concentrations in the treated wastewater being discharged from the facilities and allow each WRC to fully treat wastewater from its own service area. The Consent Decree imposed additional treatment capacity and more stringent treatment limits on the City's WRCs. Supplementing compliance with these requirements will be the implementation of enhanced training and management procedures to operate these facilities more effectively. These measures are intended to improve the water quality in downstream receiving water bodies, principally the Chattahoochee River, by improving the water quality of the effluent discharged from the WRCs.

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