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Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority strives to provide high quality water and sewer service to more than 170,000 residents in Cherokee County, Georgia.

The historic Etowah River originates in the mountains of Lumpkin County north of Dahlonega and flows in a southernly direction into Cherokee County.  The Hollis Q. Lathem Reservoir is created from the waters of Yellow Creek, another North Georgia mountain stream.  These are the main sources of Cherokee County’s excellent water.


THE LATEST NEWS…….

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

CCWSA’s annual photography contest for Cherokee County Students 5-12 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!

Chunn Photo AwardKathryn Chunn was the winner of the CCWSA photography contest in the 7th through 12th grade category. Lori Forrester, CCWSA Environmental Affairs Specialist, presented Kathryn with the framed photo and check for $50 at her school (Teasley Middle School) on Thursday Jan. 15th, 2015 in the presence of her mother (Lynda Walsh), teacher (Montez Blackwell), and principal (Sue Zinkil). 

AWARD WINNING PHOTO  7 – 12

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Jordan Partain was the winner of the CCWSA photography contest in the K through 6th grade category. Lori Forrester, CCWSA Environmental Affairs Specialist, presented Jordan with the framed photo and check for $50 at the CCWSA main office on Friday Jan 16th, 2015.Partain Photo Award

AWARD WINNING PHOTO K – 6

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CCWSA AWARDED PLANT OF THE YEAR
CCWSA’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.  

ANNUAL RIVER CLEAN-UP
CCWSA’s Annual River Clean-Up was a great success!  THANK YOU to the 86 volunteers who worked a total of 350 hours to pick up 100 bags of trash in and along the banks of the Etowah & Little Rivers.  Together, we kept One Ton of trash out of Cherokee County Rivers!  We couldn’t have done it without your help!  Please join us again next year.

Etowah River  Clean-Up                     Little River Clean-Up

WATER AND SEWER RATE CHANGES
The CCWSA Board of Directors has approved a revision to the Water and Sewer Rate Structure.  The Base Rate for Water and Sewer will increase by $1.00 and Water and Sewer Rates will increase by 5% for usage above 2,000 gallons.  The rate structure will become effective on bills mailed on or after May 1, 2014.  Click here for additional information on the new rate structure.

WATER DISCOLORATION
If you are experiencing discoloration of your water, this could be caused from routine Fire Hydrant Maintenance.  Click here for more information.

BUSINESS OFFICE RELOCATION
The CCWSA Business Office has relocated to better serve our customers.  The Office has relocated to 140 West Main Street in Canton.  We are located across the street from R & M Hoagie Shop and Chamberhouse Gifts.  Office Hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday.   

CURRENT OUTDOOR WATER USE GUIDELINES:
The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010. It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system (CCWSA) permitted by the Environmental Protection Division.  Outdoor water use for any purposes other than watering of plants, such as power washing or washing cars, is still restricted to the current odd/even watering schedule.  Read more …  

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