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Information about lead and drinking water
Marietta Water has been a part of the community for more than 100 years. We provide water and sanitary sewer service for more than 17,000 customers within our service boundary. Marietta Water strives to provide quality water and sewer service by distributing safe drinking water and protecting the environment during the wastewater collection process. Marietta Water conssits of Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, Environmental Compliance, Pump Station Maintenance and Engineering.
Marietta Water operates under the Marietta Board of Lights and Water (BLW), created through the state legislature. There are seven board members including: the mayor (as chair), a City Council member (appointed by the mayor) and five other members of the community (appointed by the City Council.)
Marietta Water purchases water from the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA), a public utility founded in 1951.Two separate surface water sources supply CCMWA treatment facilities. The James E. Quarles Treatment Facility, built in 1953, withdraws water from the Chattahoochee River. The Quarles plant can treat a maximum of 86 million gallons of water a day. This water is distributed and utilized on the eastern side of Cobb County and Marietta. The Hugh A. Wyckoff Treatment Facility, put online in 1972, withdraws water from Lake Allatoona, which is a Corps of Engineers impoundment in north Cobb, south Cherokee and south Bartow counties. This manmade, multi-use lake is part of the Etowah River basin. The Wyckoff plant can treat a maximum of 72 million gallons of water a day. This water is distributed and utilized on the north and west side of Cobb County and Marietta. More information