Commissioners approved a contract Tuesday to improve the water quality, habitat, biology and the overall condition and health of severely Camp Creek in the Jackson Creek watershed.
Georgia Development Partners, LLC, the lowest responsive bidder, will relocate and restore 800 linear feet of the creek within Lilburn’s City Park and convert the existing stream channel into a bio-retention stormwater treatment area. The $793,203.43 project will provide water quality treatment, channel protection for an eroded channel and redirect flood flows for the creek in the Lilburn area in accordance with the County’s watershed protection plan.
“We’re pleased to partner with the city of Lilburn to improve this segment of Camp Creek,” said Acting Water Resources Director Lynn Smarr. “And we are thankful to the city for providing a permanent conservation easement to ensure that this project protects our water resources in perpetuity.” The city of Lilburn has participated in the cooperative stormwater utility since its inception, and residents pay the stormwater utility fee.
Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “It pleases me to see cooperative projects like this going on in our county. It shows we can work together and make good things happen to protect water quality.”