Awards and Recognition

Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority recognized by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals for their facilities, operator, and quality drinking water.

Pictured left to right – Pam Burnett (GAWP Executive Director), Ron Krnyaich (CCWSA operator), Mike Venters (CCWSA wastewater plant manager), Clint Blackwell (CCWSA Water Plant Manager), Mike Byrd (CCWSA Board of Directors Chairman).

Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) was honored with multiple awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) at its Spring Conference. Pam Burnett, GAWP Executive Director, attended the CCWSA April Board Meeting to present the awards in front of the CCWSA Board members and staff. The Rose Creek Water Reclamation Facility received the Water Reclamation Facility of the Year Award and a Platinum Award. The Platinum Award recognizes National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit 100% compliance. The Fitzgerald Creek Reclamation Facility also received a Platinum Award. The Etowah River Water Treatment Plant received the Best Operated Water Plant of the Year Award and a Platinum Award. The water produced at the Etowah River Treatment Plant won the Georgia Water Taste Test for GAWP District 1. CCWSA’s Ron Krnyaich won Top Operator of the Year for the GAWP District 1. “CCWSA provides outstanding water services to this community, and sets the bar high for other Georgia water systems who strive to accomplish this level of award-winning recognition.”  Pam Burnett, GAWP Executive Director. “It has been an impressive year for CCWSA, two plant-of-the-year awards, operator of the year, best tasting tap water, and Platinum awards all around” Lori Forrester, CCWSA Public Information Specialist. May 1 is “Water Professionals Appreciation Day” in Georgia. We ask the community to personally thank the employees of CCWSA for protecting the health of the community each and every day.

 

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