Water Department

Dahlonega City Water Department

Annual Water Quality Report - 2016

The City’s Water Department provides safe, quality drinking water to residents. The system presently supplies water for about 5,500 customers and has received numerous awards for outstanding operations in the state of Georgia.

Water quality is tested continuously in the plant’s laboratory and treatment system. The City’s surface water is supplied by the 137 acre Yahoola Creek Reservoir completed in 2004, which should supply the community’s water supply needs for at least the next 25 to 30 years. Dahlonega’s membrane water treatment plant went on-line in 2010. The plant is currently rated at 4 MGD with an expansion footprint of 10 MGD by adding more membrane filters. The Water Department has staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle repairs and respond to emergencies.

The Finance Department is responsible for account setup, billing, and collection for the Water Utility System.



john jarrard

Water Plant Superintendent - John Jarrard