Georgia Association of Water Professionals Recognizes Facility and Systems

During the Nov. 19 Board of Commissioners meeting, Forsyth County’s Department of Water and Sewer was recognized by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) for excellence in multiple areas.

The James Creek Water Reclamation Facility received the highest score among all of the applicants in its capacity classification and was selected as Water Reclamation Facility of the Year in the 1 to 3 million gallons per day category.

In addition to the award for facility, the department also received two Gold Awards. The first was for the County’s distribution system, which delivers fresh water to homes, businesses and schools. This is the fourth year the County’s distribution system has received the Gold Award in this category. The second Gold Award was for the collection system, which, brings the water back to a wastewater treatment facility to be reclaimed and returned to the environment. This is the third year the County has received a Gold Award for the collection system.

Video of the presentation is below:

“I am very proud of our staff for the great job they do every day and this recognition is a reflection of their extra effort,” said Forsyth County Director of Water and Sewer Tim Perkins. 

GAWP audits water and wastewater facilities and systems in different size classifications across the state, checking each facility for permit compliance, maintenance, record keeping and overall operational excellence.

GAWP is a not-for-profit association founded in 1932 with membership of more than 4,000 water and wastewater treatment plant operators and managers, municipal and industrial officials and environmental managers, civil engineers, environmental engineers, scientists, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, elected officials and others concerned with Georgia’s water resources. For more information, visit 

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