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Newton County’s Cornish Creek Water Treatment Plant was awarded the Best Operated Water Treatment Facility in the state of Georgia for 2021 on Tuesday.
The Georgia Association of Water Professionals selected Cornish Creek due to excellent operation of the facility.
“This is another testament to the outstanding staff we have here in the Newton County Water Resources Department,” said Newton County Water Resources Director James Brown.
The Cornish Creek Water Treatment Facility’s first phase construction was completed in 1992 with expansions to follow in 1999 and 2010. The facility, operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, features a state-of-the art Super Pulsator Clarification process. The water treatment process removes dirt, contaminates, pathogens, unpleasant tastes, and odors from the water. This process ensures the finished product of drinking water being pumped from the plant is pleasing, safe, and of the highest quality possible.
The Cornish Creek plant is currently undergoing improvements to firm up the treatment capacity and solids removal.
The Plant of the Year honor is the second such honor Newton County has received the honor of Water Treatment Plant of the Year, winning previously in 2019.
“I am so proud of the men and women in our Water Treatment Plant. This honor is because of their hard work,” Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes said. “This just goes to show what I have been hearing from others across the state and what I’ve been telling my colleagues, that Newton County has the best water department in Georgia.”