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…….
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
Georgia’s streams and rivers need your help. Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water and great recreational opportunities. We have set aside a day for cleaning trash and debris in and around our rivers. We hope you can join us as we give back to our community and enjoy an early Autumn day outdoors! Hope to see you there!
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.
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 …