R.M. Clayton WRC Headworks Improvement

In an effort to maintain the current completion schedule for the R.M. Clayton Headworks Improvement Project, blasting and construction hours will be extended beginning this week, May 23.

Blasting will now be scheduled to take place Monday through Friday between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Contractors will still target to blast between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day, but hours are being extended in order to accommodate for inclement weather concerns and other potential delays. There will still only be one blast per day. 

Construction work hours will be Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in order to ensure that blasting operations stay on schedule. Work after 6 p.m. will be limited to low noise operations. There also is the potential for construction work on Sundays as a make-up day for weather delays.

Blasting at the R.M. Clayton WRC will begin Monday, March 14. Blasts will take place Monday through Friday between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each blast will be preceded by warning signals and should last only a few seconds. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Walker at 404-546-1294 or jeswalker@atlantaga.gov.

In the coming weeks, Watershed Management will begin upgrading the Headworks Unit at the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center. The upgrades will improve existing screening and grit removal units to alleviate adverse effects to the downstream wastewater treatment processes, improve operational reliability and avoid violations of the City’s wastewater discharge permit. The work will include the installation of new bar screens to remove large debris, new grit removal units to remove coarse sand, gravel and other large inert materials and a back-up grit system to provide additional removal during heavy rains.

Significant construction work at the R.M. Clayton facility, located at the intersection of Bolton Road NW and Marietta Blvd NW, is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks and will continue for the next two years. The initial phase will include several months of granite blasting in order to expand the Headworks building. While the end product will greatly improve our operations and ability to serve the community, you can anticipate heavy noise, dust, ground movement and truck traffic in your area during the blasting period.  Prior to the commencement of blasting, notices will be distributed to nearby residents and businesses. As possible, an anticipated blasting schedule will be provided.

Watershed Management will host a community meeting to provide an overview of the project Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at Collins Memorial United Methodist Church, 2220 Bolton Road N.W.

For more information, please contact Jessica Walker, the Public Information Manager for this project at 404-546-1294 or via email at jeswalker@atlantaga.gov.


Truck Routes
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Truck Route - Fairmont Ave.pdf
Truck Route - Marietta Rd.pdf
Truck Route - Pleasantdale Rd.pdf