Taste Test Award

CCWSA competed with other counties in Northwest Georgia to win the AWWA “Best Of The Best” Taste Test for District 1!  This honor would not have been possible without the pride of our employees who work hard to provide the best water to Cherokee County residents.  Congratulations to Clint Blackwell and all the employees who helped achieve this!  Keep up the good work!



Science Fair Honors

Cherokee County Water and Sewage Authority honored six students with a certificate, gift card, and water quality materials at the Northwest Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 7th, 2015 at West Forsyth High School. First, four brilliant young ladies from Woodstock High School (Silvana Bravo, Adrea Mueller, Paula Ruiz, and Alexandra Melehan) were honored for their water focused projects. Silvana’s project explored Bioremedation of BPA, Adrea investigated bacteria as an indicator of decomposition, Paula researched the use of Vibrio fischeri as an indicator of Water Quality, and Alexandra analyzed Nitrate Reduction. Then, Nathan Cottrell a 6th grader from Freedom Middle School did a project “Tap vs. Bottled” (in a taste test) that impressed Lori Forrester (CCWSA Environmental Affairs Specialist). Nathan learned about the process that tap water goes through by visiting a water treatment facility. Lastly, Carrington Chun, 12th grader at Sequoyah High School, designed and built an instrument that could potentially retrieve water quality data from locations that cannot be reached by scientists. Overall, all the Cherokee County students at the Science and Engineering Fair did a wonderful job!

Science & Engineer Fair 2015

Woodstock High School winners with Lori Forrester at the Northwest Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Pictured L to R – Adrea Mueller, Paula Ruiz,  Lori Forrester (CCWSA Environmental Affairs Specialist), Silvana Bravo, and Alexandra Melehan

Contest Winners

CCWSA’s annual photography contest for Cherokee County Students K-12 was a success!

Participating students submitted an original photo depicting this year’s theme, “Have You Observed Water Wasting Activities?” A summary of how the waste could have been avoided was also submitted with the photos.

Congratulations to the contest winners on capturing “Water Wasting Activities”! Thanks to all the students who participated in the contest. Remember to always conserve water wisely! Continue reading to see the winning photos! [click to continue…]

Under Construction

constructionConstruction of a new facility addition to the Rose Creek WPCP.

Water Sampling

monitoringCCWSA Lab Technicians preparing to take water quality measurements and bacteria samples from surface water.