Land Application System

The LAS is a joint venture with the Newton Co. Water Authority. It is a 2,000 acre green space that provides the final wastewater treatment process. Trees, soil and vegetation provide a natural uptake of nutrients that are irrigated at a designated rate.

Land Application

11085 Flat Shoals Road | Covington, GA 30016

(770) 385-2048


Through a joint venture, initial construction was completed in 1985 and a treatment capacity of 4.8 million gallons per day (MGD) covered 864 acres. After 20 years of successful operation and growth becoming an issue, the Land Application System (LAS) was then expanded to cover nearly 2,000 acres with a treatment capacity of 8.8 MGD.

Managed Area: 2,000 acres

Irrigated Area: 1,200 acres

Storage Ponds: Pond 1 (72 million gals.), Pond 2 (100 million gals.)

Distribution System: 100 miles of pipe and 9000 sprinklers

Pumping System: (2) 400 HP pumps

Buffer Zones: Soil Sensitive areas Streams, Ditches, Roads, Houses