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Maintaining Water and Sewer Infrastructure

System Maintenance on a Water Pipe

Cobb County Water System (CCWS) owns and maintains over 2,600 miles of wastewater (sewer) collection mains starting at 8 inches in size and goes up to 72 inches, 46 miles of wastewater force mains ranging from 4 inches to 42 inches in size, and over 3,100 miles of water distribution mains ranging from 6 inches to 20 inches. The responsibility of maintenance and repair of these large and complex underground conveyance systems is undertaken by over 110 hardworking and dedicated employees spread across three divisions of CCWS. Through inspections and troubleshooting, CCWS is actively working to provide a critical service and while simultaneously protecting the environment. Our proactive maintenance efforts serve to address many potential issues before a catastrophic failure occurs. Our comprehensive and preventative approach with maintenance saves our customers money from water loss, protects streams health from wastewater contamination, and ultimately ensures the sustainability of the most valuable resource water.  

CCWS employs this same ethic in identifying and prioritizing capital improvement projects. CCWS’s sound financial approach is reflected in the AAA credit rating and helps ensure fiscal efficiencies that maximize the funding invested from our rate payers.  CCWS’s proactive and conscientious efforts provide service at a reasonable cost while protecting the environment and ensuring public health.