The raw water source for drinking water in Cherokee County is the Etowah River. CCWSA has recently completed a major expansion of our Etowah River Water Treatment Facility to an operable capacity of 38 million gallons per day. This treatment facility, along with the CCWSA Lathem Drought Contingency Reservoir located in northeast Cherokee County, provides drinking water to more than 64,000 meters (more than 130,000 persons) daily.


This important infrastructure enables more liberal water availability to the customers of CCWSA. While many water systems struggle to meet demands, this proactive planning over the past 20+ years provides the CCWSA customers with a more stable and sustainable water supply.

Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority received a 2007 Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This award recognizes communities that have maintained a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water for the calendar year.