The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management protects
the public health, safety and welfare
through the provision of safe drinking
water and quality wastewater treatment.
Our services provide a base for ensuring
the quality of life both now and in the
We fulfill this role by:
- Providing the highest quality product,
service and management;
- Educating our citizens about water
conservation and water supply systems;
- Using technology efficiently; and
- Promoting collaboration among employees
and the community.
The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management was established in
1942. In 1985, the department became a
division of a larger Public Works Department.
In addition to the estimated 5,000 miles
of pipe in the distribution and collection
systems, major facilities operated and
maintained by the Department include the
Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant, the
Pole Bridge Advanced Wastewater Treatment
Plant, the Snapfinger Advanced Wastewater
Treatment Plant, and the DeKalb County
Raw Water Pumping Station. Through the
planning, operation, maintenance, and
monitoring activities of our employees,
these facilities provide clean, safe drinking
water, quality wastewater treatment, and
and construction activities.
The Department of Watershed Managment has approximately
670 employees working within five internal
divisions: Administrative Services, Construction
& Maintenance, Water Treatment,
GIS/GPS Mapping & System Inventory,
and Technical & Production Services.