River Clean Up

River Clean-up’s in October

 

Millions of tons of trash are left along our nation’s rivers and streams every year.  Roadside litter also makes its way into our waterways through storm drain systems.  All this trash takes away from the beauty and safety of our waterways.   That’s why CCWSA’s Annual River Clean-Up is so important.  Join us in giving back to the community by helping clean up in and around our rivers in Cherokee County.  Fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wildlife as well as make a difference.   Bring the family or grab a friend and see how pristine we can make our rivers.  We sure could use the help!

 

October 5thLake Allatoona Clean-up(Click Here) Clean-up locations available in Cherokee County include Blanket’s Creek, Little River Marina, Cherokee Outdoor YMCA, Explorer Scout Camp, and Victoria Harbor. Free camping is available at Sweetwater Campground for registered clean-up participants. Come see us at the After Clean-up party at Galt’s Ferry Day Use Area. Free lunch will be provided. Go here to sign-up – http://glac-reg.fikket.com/

 

October 12th – Little River Clean-up (Click Here) We are meeting at Olde Rope Mill Park, Woodstock. There will be breakfast items and coffee provided in the morning. Snacks and water will be available during the clean-up. After the clean-up lunch will be provided for all volunteers. We will have a limited supply of Rivers Alive 2019 T-shirts available. Participate in Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and World Water Monitoring Challenge monitoring. Suggested items to have or bring: Old shoes, clothes (things you don’t mind getting wet or dirty) and heavy work gloves (optional) –gloves will be provided – but heavier gloves are useful for pulling and carrying larger items (such as tires).

 

October 26th – Etowah River Clean-up (Click Here) We are meeting at the Upper Etowah River Alliance Office – 180 McClure St., Canton. There will be breakfast items and coffee provided in the morning. Water will be available during the clean-up. After the clean-up lunch will be provided for all volunteers. We will have a limited supply of Rivers Alive 2019 T-shirts available. Suggested items are old shoes, clothes, and heavy work gloves – plastic gloves will be provided – but heavier gloves are useful for pulling and carrying larger items.

 

 

2019 Little River Clean-up

2019 GLAC

Awards and Recognition

The Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) received several awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP). The Etowah Water Treatment Plant received Best Operated Water Plant of the year – Surface Water  15 MGD to 49.99 MGD, the Rose Creek Water Pollution Control Facility received Water Reclamation Facility of the year award- Advanced treatment 6.0 MGD – 9.9 MGD and the Riverbend Complex received  Water Reclamation Facility of the year award – Advanced treatment 1 MGD or less. The Etowah Water Treatment Plant received a Platinum Award for complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act permit compliance for the 4th year in a row. Two of the wastewater plants Rose Creek and Fitzgerald Creek received Platinum awards for complete and consistent National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance for the 9th year in a row. The newest wastewater plant Riverbend Complex received a Gold Award for complete and consistent NPDES permit compliance for 2018.

 

Pictured: Back row: L to R – Eric Wilmarth, Lisa Woodruff, Robert Morrison, Mike Byrd, Doug Dabbs. Front row: Mike Venters, Tyler West, Pam Barnett (Executive Director GAWP), Jamie Veley, Clint Blackwell, Gary Winchester.

CCWSA is proud to announce the winners of the Drinking Water Week coloring contest. Students from all over Cherokee County (homeschool, Ballground ES, Clayton ES, R.M. Moore ES, Oak Grove ES, Free Home ES, Little River ES, Holly Springs ES and Arnold Mill ES) submitted over 750 entries, which made it difficult to choose the best entry from each grade. Winners received a $10 ice cream gift card.

Kindergarten winner
Clara Sloan Bujeker
Homeschool

1st grade winner
Michael Jo Prose
Ballground ES

2nd grade winner
Jianelly Bermudez
Oak Grove ES

3rd grade winner
Campbell Haskett
Arnold Mill ES