Putnam County hired Jones Edmunds to complete all planning, design, and permitting for the new wastewater system in East Putnam County. Design and construction included a new wastewater treatment plant, six new lift stations, and all associated force main installations and grinder pump installs. The East Putnam County Regional Wastewater System included 32 commercial connections and 234 residential connections as well as the Putnam Correctional Institution (PCI), which gets PCI out of the utilities business and allows greater focus on its primary mission, and the County-owned Public Works Facility. The new facilities include more than 6 miles of piping, a .300-MGD ring steel treatment facility, and rapid infiltration basins (RIBs) with a disposal capacity of .240 MGD. The total project cost was approximately $14 million. All connections to the new wastewater system removed a septic system or package plant all of which were within 1 mile of the St. Johns River, helping to lower the pollutant load from septic system’s effluent that has been impacting the River.