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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 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.

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

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 …  

Security and Immigration Compliance

The CCWSA Business Office located at 391 West Main Street in Canton will close at 3:30pm on Monday, April 21, 2014 due to an Open House at the new location located at 140 West Main Street in Canton.  Regular offices hours will resume at 391 West Main Street on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.