Water and Wastewater Plant Directory
Valdosta, Georgia, USA
Valdosta Water Treatment Plant
407 East Alden Avenue
Valdosta, Georgia, 31603
Contact: Rodney Jackson
Plant Operation: Municipal
A state-of-the-art plant located north of the
City of Valdosta supplies drinking water for
local residents, businesses, and industries.
The plant was completed in 2007 and uses ozone
as the primary treatment process and was the
first municipal plant in Georgia to use this
technology. It has many innovative features,
including computer monitoring and control of
treatment processes and a Supervisory Control
and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor
the distribution system pressure and water
levels in all elevated tanks in the system.
Water for the plant is taken from eight (8) deep
wells on City property surrounding the plant.
The system has an annual average daily flow
capacity of 11 million gallons per day (MGD) and
a maximum daily flow of 15 MGD. The water
transmission and distribution system has over
300 miles of mains, with pipe sizes up to 30
inches in diameter.
The City of Valdosta obtains its water supply
from eight (8) wells that are drilled into an
underground layer of porous, water bearing
limestone known as the Upper Floridan Aquifer.
This limestone layer lies under most of South
Georgia and all of Florida. Generally, the
aquifer is able to provide a prolific supply of
good clean water. In Valdosta, the top of the
aquifer lies approximately 200 feet below ground
surface and the City's wells are drilled an
additional 200 feet into the limestone.
The Floridan Aquifer in the area of Valdosta and
Lowndes County is known as a karst aquifer. This
is an aquifer that has cracks, underground
solution channels, and caverns. These cracks
can provide a route to allow contaminants to
enter the aquifer, move about in the aquifer and
alter the water supply and can cause special
challenges for the City's water system.
The City of Valdosta Water Treatment Plant uses
the latest available technology to provide safe
and good tasting water for its customers.
Expansions of the facility to 22.5 million
gallons per day (MGD) and upgrading of all
equipment was completed in 2007. The treatment
Air stripping towers to physically remove
Ozone treatment to oxidize organics and sulfides
and to provide primary disinfection;
Chemical addition to stabilize the pH of the
Phosphate addition to provide corrosion
Sodium hypochlorite addition to provide final
disinfection and provide a disinfection residual
until the water is used by the customer;
Treated water is stored on-site and pumped to
the customer as needed.
City of Valdosta
City of Valdosta