Position Open at the Heard County Water Authority

The Heard County Water Authority is currently taking applications for an Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and management of the Heard County Water & Sewer Authority. Ensures that water and wastewater facilities and systems are operated and maintained efficiently and in accordance with federal, state and local standards and regulations. They shall provide professional and technical staff support, and assistance to the Board; coordinates all Authority activities with Federal, State, County, local and private agencies, and perform additional duties as required. HCWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All Resumes should be dropped off at the HCWA office or addressed and mailed as follows:


Heard County Water Authority

Attn: Beth Cantrell, CHRM

P.O. Box 610

Franklin, GA 30217




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Position Open at the Heard County Water Authority

The Heard County Water Authority is currently taking applications for a Waste  Water Operator Manager. HCWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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CodeRED Alert System

The Water Authority has partnered with Heard County Fire and Emergency Services to provide our customers with access to a notification system that advises residents of issues such as boil water advisories, main leaks, or other issues  in their area. Please click the CodeRED logo link below to sign up today.

Steve Lipford Water Treatment Plant Update

The HCWA has completed construction on a significant rehabilitation and upgrade project at the Water Treatment Plant. The original 1 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) Plant was completed in March 1988 and later expanded to a 3 MGD plant in October of 1993. It is now a 4 MGD Water Treatment Plant in 2023.


The HCWA Board and Staff recognized action had to be taken to prevent continued deterioration of the existing equipment and processes; otherwise, the public health and economic impacts would have been devastating. This project required a great investment of time and money, while the Authority also recognized the need to increase water treatment capacity to prepare for the future of Heard County residents and businesses. The projected cost of the project was $7.3 million and with good management the Board and Staff did not exceed the planned cost.

Who We Are

An act of the Georgia General Assembly created the Franklin-Heard County Water Authority on February 6, 1984. This act was amended to change the name of the Authority to the Heard County Water Authority was approved March 22, 1989. The Heard County Water Authority is not a department of the Heard County but an independent authority. The five person Board is comprised of two members appointed by the City of Franklin, two appointed by the Heard County Board of Commissioners, and one member is elected by the four current HCWA Board members. The Board serves for 4 years and the terms are staggered.  The reason behind utility authorities being created by the State of Georgia Legislature was to keep local politics out of the decision making process for rates and other matter with regard to the operation of a utility.



Useful Links:

Below are some useful links regarding water conservation and other information. If you need more information, please contact us, a representative will be available to address any concern or question you might have.

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