Winter rains and improving drought conditions have prompted the State of Georgia to ease water use limits on 31 counties in northern Georgia including Carroll County. The decision announced on Thursday by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division places Carroll County under a Level 1 Drought Response which is an upgrade from the previously issued Level 2 Drought Response. Level 1 is the least restrictive of three drought response levels.
Find out more about the Level 1 Drought water use schedule and what activities are exempt from outdoor water use limitations here.
2017 Platinum Award – Snake Creek Water Treatment Plant
Carroll County Water Authority announces that it has received the 2017 Platinum Award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. The prestigious Platinum Award is given in recognition of complete and consistent Safe Drinking Water Act permit compliance during each calendar year for at least five years. Carroll County Water Authority and its suppliers conduct over 8,000 tests for over 100 compounds annually, and all testing and constituent levels were found to be in compliance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. CCWA’s qualified, professional employees are dedicated to serving our community with safe, quality drinking water every day of the year.
2017 Platinum Award – Fairfield Plantation LAS
Carroll County Water Authority is pleased to announce that it has received the 2017 Platinum Award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. The prestigious Platinum Award is given in recognition of wastewater treatment plants with no NPDES violations during each calendar year for at least five years.
The Authority has 55 miles of sewer line with 10 lift stations and more than 1,200 sewer manholes within the subdivision. The wastewater is treated by a stabilization pond and is then pumped to a storage pond for land application in a 164-acre spray field. The wastewater staff performs regular sampling and testing to ensure proper treatment is being achieved and that state compliance is maintained.
2014 Water Plant of the Year
Carroll County Water Authority earned top honors by receiving the prestigious 2014 Water Plant of the Year award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP). The Snake Creek Water Treatment Plant was named the award winner after competing with similarly-sized water treatment facilities across Georgia. Carroll County Water Authority previously won the award in 2012. Water treatment plants are not allowed to participate the following year after receiving the award.
All participating water treatment plants must undergo a rigorous onsite inspection performed by a team of technical experts in the water treatment field. The exhaustive inspection encompasses numerous criteria, including such items as treatment processes, laboratory testing, record keeping, maintenance, and safety. Participation in the awards program is voluntary.
The Georgia Association of Water Professionals is a not-for-profit association whose chief purpose is to educate and assist those who have an interest in the proper management and protection of Georgia’s water resources.