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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.


CCWSA Business Offices will be closed for Christmas Holidays December 24-28, 2014 and New Years Day, January 1, 2015.  We hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Americans use water everyday for tasks such as showering, cooking, laundry and gardening.  Water is essential for life.  However, there is a substantial amount of water wasted unconsciously everyday.  CCWSA is sponsoring a student photography contest to help identify Water Wasting Activities.  Minor changes in our daily routine could help conserve our most precious resource.  The contest is open to all Cherokee County Students K-12 (including Home School Students).  Use the link below for more information.  Good luck to all who enter!

Student Photography Flyer

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.  

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

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 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. 


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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