June 2022 Newsletter


CWS is celebrating its success in two communities which has resulted in scope increases and additional revenue for the projects – the City of Pickens, SC and the Hall County, GA projects.

In Pickens, CWS began providing operations, maintenance, and management services for the City’s wastewater treatment plant in January 2022. The Twelve Mile River WWTP, which is managed and operated by Project Manager Zach Roper, is a 0.95 mgd extended aeration tertiary plant. The tertiary portion of the plant utilizes long retention time, dual-stage activated sludge process for removal of BOD & COD, and simple stage reduction of ammonia. According to the City’s website, it was one of the first UV light plants for bacteria disinfection in the Upstate area. In June, the City amended the scope of the contract to include the water distribution and wastewater collection systems as well.

For Hall County, CWS was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Hall County Sewer System. This system includes the 750,000 gallon per day Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility and 21 off-site pump stations. The facility treats mainly domestic sewage, but does treat some leachate from the county’s landfill. In 2019, the Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility received the “Wastewater Facility Gold Award” by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP). WaterFirst communities are committed to excellence in watershed assessment, stormwater master planning, wastewater treatment and management, water supply planning and protection, water conservation, and water reclamation and reuse. Receiving this designation demonstrates Hall County’s commitment to the stewardship of water resources for environmental and economic benefits. The plant has been in compliance throughout CWS’s history there. Under our operation, the plant has switched from using Alum and Caustic to using PhosSorb which has saved the client around 30% on chemical costs per year.

The Hall County contract began December 2016. The contract expired in 2022, and after completing another RFP process in May 2022, CWS was again the successful bidder. The new contract now adds the collection system including 153,276 linear feet of force main, 344,498 linear feet of gravity sewer, 22,611 linear feet of reuse main, and approximately 4,000 customers.


 CWS was recently named “Contractor of the Year” by the Georgia Chapter of the American Public Works Association. Our company was nominated by our clients, Bobby Marr and Chris Cox, with the City of St. Marys, Georgia. According to the APWA Georgia Chapter website, the awards program “was established to recognize outstanding public works employees, individuals groups and projects, representing the best achievements in the public works profession in Georgia.” 

“We are honored to be named ‘Contractor of the Year’ for the state of Georgia,” said Shawn Wood, CWS Regional Manager for the Georgia territory. “Even though we were nominated by the City of St. Marys, this award was based on exceptional performance throughout all of Georgia. All of our managers and their teams work so hard – day in and day out – that it is nice for someone outside of our company to recognize that success and bring attention to it.” 

CWS will be presented the official award during an awards banquet which will take place during the APWA conference to be held in August. 

Ray Gibson

With your oversight, the City’s water and sewer operations have greatly improved. CWS clearly understands the needs of the City, its operations, and our desire to provide a first-class interaction with the citizens of Fayetteville. Your organized approach and effective communication allow for key decision-making in providing cost-effective solutions required on all water and sewer-related projects. I greatly appreciate your team’s attention to detail and quality and look forward to our continued partnership.

Bobby Marr

The knowledge, dedication and professionalism of the Clearwater Solutions personnel has turned our plant operations around completely since they were hired by the City. They have taken our wastewater treatment plant from chronic monthly violations to violation free for the past several months! It truly feels like a partnership instead of just another contracted service.


CWS, Mark Pressgrove, and his team of professionals always go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the needs of the Town of Walls’ sewer system and our residents. CWS is always quick in response to our sewer issues and determining the problem in a swift manner saving the Town time and money. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone.


ClearWater Solutions, LLC has gone above and beyond in operating and maintenance of the Hall County sewer system of 0.75 MGD plant, 19 pump stations and over 350,000 LF of mains. They have provided a high quality of customer service to both Hall County staff and its citizens. I strongly recommend them for anyone who’s looking to hire an outstanding O&M company.