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.
Non-drought Outdoor Water Use
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) lifted the Level 1 Drought Response for all counties in Georgia, which means that Carroll County is currently only under a non-drought outdoor water use schedule. All Georgians must still follow the non-drought outdoor water use scheduled required in the Water Stewardship Act of 2010. This law allows all types of outdoor water use, but landscape watering only before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily. This is done to limit evaporation during the warmest part of the day.
The following outdoor water uses are also allowed daily at any time of the day by anyone:
- Commercial agricultural operations as defined in Code Section 1-3-3;
- Capture and reuse of colling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines;
- Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code section 31-3-5.2 and applicable local board of health regulations adopted pursuant thereto;
- Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the of the department to provide reclaimed waste water;
- Irrigation of personal food gardens;
- Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 day immediately following the date of installation;
- Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses;
- Handwatering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container;
- Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property;
- Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation;
- Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas;
- Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or