ABOUT YOUR WATER

Water Treatment Plant

 

Water from the Walker County Water Treatment Plant goes through 

a series of steps. 

Step 1: Withdrawal Process 

Raw water is drawn from our water sources (ground water) located at the plant.

Step 2: Microfiltration 

Water then goes through 160 Microfiltration Modules. Microfiltration (commonly abbreviated to MF) is a type of physical filtration process where contaminated water is passed through a special pore-sized membrane to separate micro-organisms 

and suspended particles from the water.

Step 3: Disinfection Process 

Chlorine is added as a precaution against any bacteria that may still be present. We carefully monitor the amount of chlorine, adding the smallest amount necessary to protect the safety of your water without compromising taste. 

Step 4: Additives and Storage 

Finally, fluoride (used to promote strong bones and prevent tooth decay) and a corrosion inhibitor (used to protect distribution pipes from scale build up) are added before the water is pumped to a sanitized water storage tank. The walker County Water Treatment Plant currently provides clean drinking water to 3,573 

customers and its permitted production is 4.5  million gallons per day.

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WELL FIELDS

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Coke Oven Wells

Water from the Coke Oven Wells does not require any treatment other than the same disinfection process and fluoride additive required by Environmental Protection Agency and GA Department of Natural Resources. Coke Oven wells permitted production is 2.8 million gallons per day. This water is pulled from approximately 220 feet below ground and serves 4,957 customers.

Kensington Wells

Water from the Kensington Wells does not require any treatment other than the same disinfection process and fluoride additive required by Environmental Protection Agency and GA Department of Natural Resources. Kensington wells permitted production is 1 million gallons per day. This water is pulled from approximately 120 feet below ground and serves 1,937 customers. 

WATER QUALITY

Water Quality

We are committed to providing you with safe, dependable tap water on a year round basis. Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority is equipped with its own GA State and EPA certified laboratory with GA State and EPA  certified analyst on staff. Our lab analyst perform over 160 quality control sampling every week to make sure your water meets the requirements set by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Our analyst attend GA State certified classes at least once every two years to keep up to date with the best and latest water treatment technology.  To view your Consumer Confidence Report for 2018, click the 2018 CCR PDF file below in the downloads section. 

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Downloads

2018 CCR (pdf)

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