Carroll County Water Authority is committed to delivering water that meets or exceeds all federal and state requirements. Federal regulations require all public water systems to provide annual reports to customers on the quality of their drinking water. For your convenience, the most recent Water Quality Reports are available on this page.
Snake Creek Reservoir
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 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.
Information regarding the Reservoir recreation and restrictions may be found in the Snake Creek Reservoir Regulations.
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 MGD, but was expanded to 8 MGD during the summer of 2004 to help in meeting peak demand consumption of their customers.
CCWA is undergoing an expansion of the Snake Creek Water Treatment Plant that will improve reliability and increase the plant’s treatment capacity from 8 MGD to 12 MGD. Construction began in March 2020 and is expected to be completed in 2024.
Water Storage Tanks
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.