Dawson Forest Water Reclamation Facility
The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority held its opening ceremonies on October 13, 2009 for the completion of Dawson Forest Water Reclamation Facility expansion to 1.0 MGD. The expansion consists of the following major new facilities at the plant. Influent pump station, mechanical screen, sequence batch reactor system including new tanks, mixers, decanters, blowers, and other ancillary equipment, effluent parshall flume, operations and electrical buildings. In addition to the new facilities, the existing sequencing batch rectors were converted to sludge holding tanks and the existing belt press was retained for continued use. Treated effluent is irrigated on eleven spray fields with a combined wetted area of 151 acres. Fields six through eleven were constructed as part of the LAS Expansion to 1.0 MGD.
Hightower Water Treatment Facility
Hightower Water Treatment Facility was constructed in 1985 in order to provide services for development and growth in Dawson County, GA. The facility was expanded in 2010, and has a capacity of 5.5 mgd. It pumps raw water from the Etowah River. Operators staff the facility 24 hours a day year ‘round. We conduct over one hundred tests each day to ensure we provide the highest quality drinking water to our customers. The plant has won numerous awards from Georgia Association of Water Professionals for excellence in operations.