Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Walton County Plans To Reapply For Federal Relief Funds For Treatment Plant At Hard Labor Creek Reservoir

***Oconee County Not Asked To Join At Present***

Walton County plans to reapply for federal pandemic relief funds for construction of a water treatment plant at Hard Labor Creek Reservoir, if the state decides to allow for a second round of competition.

Even without the federal funding, the county plans to move forward with construction of a 16 million gallon per day treatment plant, and preliminary design work already has been completed and bond financing lined up.

Walton County plans to go ahead without Oconee County, its partner in the reservoir project, with the idea that Oconee County, which currently does not need water from the reservoir, can decide to participate at some point in the future.