Treatment Plant

Cherokee County’s drinking water plant is located on the Etowah River in the Northeast corner of the county.  The plant is approximately 70 miles downstream from the headwaters of the Etowah River and about 22 miles upstream of Lake Allatoona.

In December 1986, Cherokee County’s Water Plant went into service.  At that time, the Plant was capable of treating 6 million gallons of water per day.

During the Plant’s first month of operation, the average daily flow rate was less than one million gallons per day.  On August 11, 2007 the Plant reached it’s highest production rate to date – 27.7 million gallons in a 24 hour period.

Plant Expansions

CCWSA’s Water Treatment Plant has undergone two major expansions since it was originally constructed.  The first expansion was completed in February 1996 and enabled the plant to produce as much as 18 million gallons per day.  The second and last expansion was completed in March 2007 and made the Plant capable of producing 38 million gallons per day.

Cherokee County’s Water Plant supplies drinking water to the majority of the County’s citizens and also supplements neighboring water systems such as Bartow County, Pickens County, City of Canton and City of Woodstock.

2017 Best Operated Water Plant of the Year

Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) has been recognized as the 2017 Best Operated Water Plant of the Year by the Georgia Association Of Water Professionals.

The Plant was evaluated by GAWP inspectors in the category of Surface Water.  The award was presented for Outstanding Operation of a Water Treatment Plant that pumps between 15 million and 49.99 million gallons a day.

We commend Water Plant Manager, Clint Blackwell, Assistant Plant Manager, Hoyt Ledford and the other skilled men and women who are responsible for operating a State Of The Art Facility.

 

 

 

2017 Best Tasting Tap Water in District 1

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) and Georgia Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) awarded Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) for the “Best Tasting Tap Water in District I”.

Congratulations to all the skilled men and women who are responsible for operating a State Of The Art Facility and providing Cherokee County Water Customers with quality drinking water.

 

 

 

2016 Platinum Award

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) presented The Etowah River Water Treatment Plant with a Platinum Award in recognition of complete and consistent SDWA permit compliance during the calendar year of 2016

The Platinum Award recognizes National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit 100% compliance.

Congratulations Water Plant Manager, Clint Blackwell, Assistant Plant Manager, Hoyt Ledford and the  Etowah River Water Treatment Plant for achieving this award.

 

 

2015 Water Reclamation Facility of the Year Award
(Picture L-R) Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters, Tripp Rietter, Marc Rosenberger, and Chuck Youmans (GAWP District 3 Director)

(Picture L-R) Clint Blackwell, Mike Venters, Tripp Rietter, Marc Rosenberger, and Chuck Youmans (GAWP District 3 Director)

 CCWSA’s Fitzgerald Creek Water Pollution Control Facility has been recognized as the 2015 Water Reclamation Facility of the Year by Georgia Association Of Water Professionals.

The Plant was evaluated by GAWP inspectors in the category of Advanced Treatment that pumps between 3 million and 5.9 million gallons per day.

Congratulations to Plant Supervisor, Marc Rosenberger and the whole operating crew who are responsible for achieving this award.

 

 

 

 2014 Water Treatment Plant of the Year Award

awardCCWSA’s Etowah River Water Treatment Plant has been recognized as the 2014 Water Treatment Plant of the Year by the Georgia Association Of Water Professionals.

The Plant was evaluated by GAWP inspectors in the category of Surface Water.  The award was presented for Outstanding Operation of a Water Treatment Plant that pumps between 15 million and 49.99 million gallons a day.

We commend Water Plant Manager, Clint Blackwell, Assistant Plant Manager, Hoyt Ledford and the other skilled men and women who are responsible for operating a State Of The Art Facility and providing Cherokee County Water Customers with quality drinking water.