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Centennial Pool drainage work to occur during break

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December 15, 2010

Georgia College workers will spend part of the holiday season rerouting the Centennial Pool drain line and re-landscaping the surrounding area.

The drain line rerouting is a mandate from the Environmental Protection Agency.

An EPA audit showed that the pool was draining into a storm water system rather than into a treatment system and.  Since chlorinated water must be treated, the new line will drain the pool water into a sanitary sewer manhole located in the parking lot of Centennial Center.

The Olympic-sized pool was built in 1989 adjoining the Centennial Center, which was named in honor of the university’s 100th birthday.

To reroute the pool’s drain line, workers will have to tear out a section of the existing sidewalk and a portion of the parking lot and remove five Leyland Cyprus trees.

At the end of the project, workers will replace the sidewalk, patch the parking lot  and re-landscape the area, adding a 6-to-8-foot-tall white dogwood tree, six 6-to-8- foot- tall magnolias and more than 10 Leucothoe populifolia shrubs.

Work is scheduled for the winter break in order to minimize the inconvenience to faculty, staff and students.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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