Bartow County Water Department - Staff
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- Last Updated on 05 March 2014
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Mr. Gene Camp has served as Bartow County Water & Sewer Department Superintendent since October 1987 and is responsible for managing, directing and administering the daily operations of the Bartow County Water Department. Mr. Camp is a Certified Class III Water Treatment Plant Operator, Licensed Master Plumber, Conditioned Air Contractor and is an active Member of the National Rural Water Association (NRWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF), American Water Works Association (AWWA), Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP), Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Technical Coordinating Committee and The Bartow County Historical Society. He is also a Board Member of the Friends of Etowah Mounds, a past President of the Cartersville Kiwanis Club and The Etowah Valley Contemporary Historical Vehicle Association, a past Chairman of the Georgia Section of the American Water Works Assocation and formerly served on the Legislative Committee of the Georgia Rural Water Association (GRWA). Mr. Camp also serves on the Bartow County Environmental Management System (EMS) Steering Committee. He is the recipient of several awards from industry associates such as the Operator's Meritorious Service Award, Elizabeth McEntire Award, Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore, National Partnership for Reinventing Government, Kenneth J. Miller Award, William J. Green, Jr. Award and has received Honorary Membership Status in the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. In July 2011, Mr. Gene Camp was notified he was awarded the prestigous American Water Works Association George Warren Fuller Award for his distinguished service in the water service supply field for the Georgia Section. The award was presented to Mr. Camp at the American Water Works Association annual meeting that was held at Dallas, Texas in June 2012.
In addition to Mr. Camp, other Bartow County Water Department positions includes: Assistant Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer, Engineering/Project Manager, Customer Service/Utility Billing Supervisor, System Maintenance & Operation Coordinator, Plant Operator/Technical Coordinator, Assistant Plant Operator/Technical Coordinator, Manager of Information Services (M.I.S.)/Administrative Assistant, Customer Service Representatives, Accounts Receivable/Utility Billing Payment Personnel, Water Meter Readers and System Maintenance & Operations Personnel.
The Bartow County Water Department was originally established in September 1969 under the leadership of our inaugural Superintendent, Mr. Jerry Rowland and initially provided residential water service to the suburbs immediately surrounding Cartersville, the capital city of Bartow County. System resources during our early operating phases consisted entirely of water purchased from the City of Cartersville Water System that had been withdrawn directly from the surface of Lake Allatoona. Construction efforts commenced upon our initial sewer system in the early 1970's near the Cass-White Road/Interstate-75 Interchange as demand generated from the establishment of numerous commercial enterprises within that area necessitated the implementation of wastewater infrastructure. Our water and sewer utility systems have expanded rapidly over the following decades as a result of steady population growth along with incremental residential, commercial and industrial development construction rates that have occurred across Bartow County. Presently, the Bartow County Water Department provides water and/or sewer utility service to approximately 21,000 Service Connections through a vast network of approximately 899 miles of Water Lines, 2056 miles of Sewer Lines, 40 Water and Sewer Pumping/Booster Stations, 13 Water Reservoirs and 2 Wastewater Treatment Plants with an average daily water consumption rate of 5.6 M.G.D. (Million Gallons Per Day), equivalent to 2.05 Billion Gallons Per Year.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR MAIN OFFICE @ (770) 387-5170 ANY TIME TO REPORT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR WATER AND/OR SEWER SERVICE. PLEASE NOTE THAT EMERGENCY SERVICE CALLS SUBMITTED TO OUR DEPARTMENT AFTER REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AND ON HOLIDAYS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DIRECTED TO BARTOW COUNTY 911.