Distribution and Conveyance

The Clayton County Water Authority's Distribution & Conveyance Department is responsible for maintaining the Authority's water distribution and sewer conveyance systems. Distribution & Conveyance employees keep our systems running properly by maintaining close to 2,500 miles of water and sewer lines.

While their work often takes place behind the scenes, their contributions are vital to the success of CCWA. Innovative leak detection technology is used to find underground leaks in the system long before they surface, while closed circuit televising and smoke testing is used to check sewer lines for blockages, leaks and cracks.

This group of employees has been recognized by industry peers numerous times, including the prestigious Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Distribution System of the Year Award for Large Systems in 2007, Collection System of the Year Award for Large Systems in 2005, 2007 and 2010. In 2011, GAWP changed its Collection System Award to a Gold or Silver Award based on inspection score. To earn a Gold Award, a utility must earn a quantitative inspection score of 95 or higher. CCWA received the Gold Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2007, CCWA was the first utility in the State of Georgia to receive both of these awards in the same year.

Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine featured a story about CCWA's Leak Detection Program in its June 2011 issue. Click here to read the article.


2008 Municipal Sewer & Water Article spotlighting CCWA's Distribution & Conveyance Operation (PDF)


Distribution System

CCWA's Distribution system delivers safe, clean water to approximately 275,000 customers through roughly 1,446 miles of pipe. All water lines are either installed by CCWA's own work force or under its direct supervision.


The Distribution Section includes:

  • Installation of large water lines
  • Installation of large meters
  • Meter Testing and Backflow Prevention
  • Leak Detection
  • Utility Locates
  • Water Line Repair
  • Relining of old water lines
  • Dedicated Valve & Hydrant maintenance


Conveyance System

CCWA's sewer system includes an estimated 1,032 miles of sewer lines. The Authority installs all major sewer lines (10" in diameter or larger), generally referred to as outfalls or interceptors, by contractor. Smaller collection lines (6" and 8" in diameter), are almost always installed by the land developer under the direction of the Authority's staff resident inspectors. Upon completion to CCWA standards, the lines are accepted as part of the sewer system and are maintained by Conveyance staff.

The Conveyance Section includes:

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Manhole Inspections
  • Manhole Maintenance
  • Exposed Pipe Inventory
  • Sewer Line Inspections
  • Smoke Testing/Dye Testing
  • Right of Way Inspections
  • Closed Circuit Televising
  • Sewer Line Maintenance
  • Sewer Line Repair
  • Pipe Bursting
  • Pipe Replacement
  • Sanitary Sewer Tap Installation


Click here to view frequently asked questions about sewer backups and other sewer-related maintenance.