Carrollton Recognized as WaterFirst Community

Carrollton has been designated a WaterFirst community, making the city eligible for financial and other benefits from the state, including low-interest loans for water-related projects and resources, tools and support from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

Fewer than 40 cities in Georgia have earned this designation. A WaterFirst community demonstrates the local government’s commitment to responsible water stewardship for environmental and economic benefits.

Each city completed a checklist of nearly 100 items ranging from regional water planning and educational outreach to septic tanks and water supply protection. A community must pass an onsite review of their water resources including the city’s water and wastewater plants, stormwater management systems, watersheds and water conservation.

Carrollton has received recognition in recent years for the operation of its wastewater treatment and water plants.