Facility of the Year and Platinum Awards
Georgia Association of Water Professionals awarded Platinum Awards to Etowah River Water Treatment Plant, Rose Creek Water Pollution Control Facility, and Fitzgerald Creek Water Pollution Control Facility. GAWP also awarded Fitzgerald Creek the Water Reclamation Facility of the Year Award. Congratulations to all the plants for their hard work.
(Picture L-R) Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters, Tripp Rietter, Marc Rosenberger, and Chuck Youmans (GAWP District 3 Director)
Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District awarded CCWSA a STREAM award for helping to develop a technically sound and comprehensive analysis of the entire Lake Allatoona/Upper Etowah River watershed. This enabled improved decision making and resource protection through plans for comprehensive monitoring, watershed assessment, and watershed protection.
(Picture L-R) Danny Johnson (Manager of the MNGPD), Boyd Austin (Chairman of the Governing Board of MNGWPD), Dorris Cook Etowah WSA), Jennifer Arp (Environmental Affairs Supervisor CCWSA), Buzz Ahrens (Chairman of the Board of Directors Cherokee County), and David Kubala (Environmental Affairs Manager CCWSA)
2015 Rivers Alive Government Partnership Award
CCWSA received the 2015 Rivers Alive Government Partnership Award for the Little River Clean-up. CCWSA partnered with City of Woodstock and City of Holly Springs for the 2015 river clean-up. It has been a strong partnership for the last 5 years. Volunteers removed over 1,800 pounds of trash from the Etowah River and Little River. The trash collected included interesting items such as a refrigerator door, couch/love seat set (complete with throw pillows), pool ladder, animal trap with animal bones inside, propane tank, and Freon tank. The number one trash item picked up was beverage containers (plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans).
(Picture L-R) Doug Fulle (Rivers Alive Board Chairman), Mary Walker (Assistant Director of GA EPD), Lori Forrester (CCWSA Environmental Affairs Specialist), Jennifer Arp (CCWSA Environmental Affairs Supervisor), Jeremy Parker (City of Woodstock Public Works Operations Manager), Josh Rogers (City of Holly Springs Stormwater Coordinator), Nancy Moon (City of Holly Springs Community Development Director) and Greg Roach (City of Woodstock Stormwater Operations Manager).
2015 -2016 Partner of the Year
CCWSA received Partner of the Year (2015-2016) from Freedom Middle School for the water education programs. The water education programs have been provided to entire 6th grade at Freedom Middle School for the last 4 years.
(Picture L-R) Lori Forrester, Jennifer Arp, and Sheila Grimes (Principal at Freedom Middle School)