Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) recognized six Cherokee County students during the Northwest Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair on January 30th at West Forsyth High School. There were four projects recognized for their excellence in the environmental field. The projects recognized were “How does Magnetism Impact the Growth of Radish Plants and their Roots?” from Alyssa Golden (Etowah High School), “Watershed Pollution” from Madison Beavers, Bella Frey, and Kora Hansen (Indian Knoll Elementary), “The Effects of Bioactivators on Worm Castings” from Eliza Ndow (Woodstock High School), and “Use of Carbon Nanoparticles for Aqueous Heavy Metal Remediation Yr2” from Krystl Wood (Woodstock High School).The students received a certificate and $50 gift card. CCWSA applauds the efforts of all the Cherokee County students.
Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 CCWSA photography contest. Audrey Hopkins, 1st grade student from Macedonia Elementary School, is the winner in the K – 6th grade category. Maddie Leslie, 11th grade student from Woodstock High School, is the winner in the 7th through 12th grade category. The winning photographs beautifully depicted the waters of the Etowah River Watershed that provides quality drinking water to CCWSA customers. Both students were presented their framed winning photograph and a check for $50 in front of their peers. The photographs will be displayed at the CCWSA main office, Environmental Affairs office, Rose Creek WRF, Fitzgerald Creek WRF, Etowah River WTF, and H. Q. Lathem Reservoir. Thank you to all the students who participated in the photography contest!
The local Fall (September/October) Rivers Alive Clean-ups in Cherokee County were a success thanks to the 80 volunteers that worked a total of 340 hours over an area of 8 river miles. 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). Volunteers picked up over 2000 beverage containers! We can all be more responsible while out in the community by properly disposing of our trash.
THANK YOU to all volunteers! We couldn’t have done it without you.
See you next year!
CCWSA is conducting a photography contest in which the photograph depicts the “Beauty Of Our Water Resources”. The contest is open to all Cherokee County students K-12 (including home school students). Click here for more information.
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!