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Northwest Water Reclamation Facility

Aerial shot of the Northwest WRF

The Northwest Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is an award-winning wastewater treatment facility located in Kennesaw.  It is situated in the northwest corner of the county near Proctor Creek and provides advanced treatment to wastewater generated in the northwest quadrant of unincorporated Cobb County; the cities of Acworth and Kennesaw; and portions of Bartow, Cherokee, and Paulding counties.  The facility reclaims wastewater, producing reuse-quality water that is either discharged to Lake Allatoona through an underwater diffuser or provided to several urban reuse customers for irrigation purposes.  

Originally built in 1987, the plant was sized to treat 2 million gallons per day (mgd), then upsized to 4 mgd in 1988.  In 1997, the plant capacity was doubled, to a capacity of 8 mgd.  The facility was again expanded in 2008, with an expanded capacity of 12 mgd.

3740 Highway 293 
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Capacity: 12 million gallons per day. 

Serves: Northwest Cobb, Acworth, West Kennesaw, and portions of Cherokee and Bartow Counties.


Download a Northwest Facility Tour Guide