When a CCWA Customer turns on their faucet, the water that runs out comes from one of two places, either from Snake Creek or an underground aquifer. The Authority owns and operates a 4 billion gallon, 660 acre reservoir located on Snake Creek approximately 4.5 miles south of the Snake Creek Water Treatment Plant (Snake Creek WTP). The reservoir is capable of supplying of 13.5 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) of raw water to be treated for potable use. However, the Authority is currently only currently withdrawing a maximum of 8.0 MGD. The Authority also operates three wells within the County that supply approximately 0.50 MGD to customers. The water is pumped from an underground aquifer, treated and pumped to customers for consumption.
Snake Creek Water Treatment Plant
The Authority commissioned the Snake Creek Water Treatment Plant in June of 2001. Water is taken from the Snake Creek Reservoir to the water treatment plant where, through the addition of chemicals and filtration, the raw water is turned into drinking water. The Water Treatment Plant consists of a 25 million gallon raw water reservoir, four 2-MGD US Filter Trident water treatment units, and a 1.5 million gallon clearwell. The plant was initially built with a capacity of 4.0 MGD, but was expanded to 8 MGD during the summer of 2004 to help in meeting peak demand consumption of their customers.
Water Storage Tank
The Authority owns multiple storage facilities throughout the County. These storage tanks allow treated water to be stored for the customer to use when needed. The storage facilities consist of both ground storage and elevated tanks placed strategically throughout the system to meet peak demands and provide adequate pressure at the customer’s home.