1980's

1980 - The Flint River (W.B. Casey) Water Reclamation Facility expanded from 9.0 to 15.0 MGD of wastewater treatment capacity, and pelletization operations began. The E.L. Huie Land Treatment facility opened.

1981 - Lake Shamrock opened for fishing and picnicking.

1982 - The Shoal Creek Water Reclamation Facility opened, treating 1.1 MGD of wastewater. The 300-acre Shoal Creek land treatment facility also opened. The Irongate and Highlands Water Reclamation Facilities closed, each treating 500,000 MGD of wastewater. Revenue bonds of $12.5 million were sold to finance construction of the system.

1983 - E.L. "Ed" Huie, Jr. retired as General Manager and was replaced by Melvin Newman. Revenue bonds of $6 million were sold to finance system construction.

1984 - The original Mountain View Elevated Tank was dismantled to make way for Hartsfield International Airport expansion. The new Mountain View Tank was built to provide 1 million gallons of finished drinking water storage. The Grant Road Elevated Tank was also built, with a 1 million gallon capacity.

1985 - The J.W. Smith Water Production Plant opened, producing 6.0 MGD of drinking water. The Northeast Water Reclamation Facility expanded from 800,000 to 4.0 MGD. Jack Drew was selected as CCWA Chairman of the Board. Revenue bonds of $23.53 million were sold to finance construction of the system.

1986 - The CCWA refinanced part of the 1985 bonds in the amount of $23.975 million to finance construction of the system.

1987 - The Flint River Water Reclamation Facility was re-named for W.B. Casey, who served as a CCWA board member for approximately 30 years. The Highway 138 Elevated Tank was built, storing 1 million gallons of finished drinking water.

1988 - The J.W. Smith Reservoir was opened for fishing and picnicking. Clayton County Fire Station No. 10 was dedicated to former Chairman of the CCWA Board Charles Crawley. The Little Cotton Indian Water Production Plant and Reservoir are renamed for William J. "Billy" Hooper, longtime department manager.

1989 - The Pate's Creek Reservoir was completed, filled and renamed the Edgar Blalock, Jr. Reservoir, measuring 263 acres in size and holding 889 million gallons of water when full.

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