Having access to reliable, safe drinking water is essential to any community. Paulding County has long relied on CCMWA to supply its wate...
Having access to reliable, safe drinking water is essential to any community. Paulding County has long relied on CCMWA to supply its water. With Paulding County’s population projected to double over the next 25 years, a secure and independent supply of water is needed. To meet this need, Paulding County is implementing the Richland Creek Reservoir Water Supply Program. Efforts began in 1999 when Paulding County citizens approved the development of a new water supply reservoir. The County was granted a 404 permit in October 2015 allowing construction to begin. The State of Georgia has contributed more than $80 million in low-interest loans and grants to help make this project become a reality. By the end of 2019, a new dam, reservoir, water treatment plant (WTP), two major pump stations, 20 miles of pipeline, and other distribution system improvements will be constructed to secure an independent, sustainable water supply source for Paulding County.