Water Quality

Bruce Hamler Water Treatment Facility

The City of Rome withdraws water from the Etowah and Oostanaula Rivers. The water is then taken to the Bruce Hamler Water Treatment Facility, where it is treated to ensure a safe level of drinking water. Read more about the treatment facility (PDF).

Water Quality of the Etowah, Coosa & Oostanaula Rivers

The Etowah and the Oostanaula Rivers converge in Rome to form the Coosa River. These three rivers have long played an important role in the health, welfare, and economy of Rome. The Coosa River Basin is the most biologically diverse river system in North America, but with current threats like the 'interbasin transfer' and pollution, this unique environment is in danger. Find out more about the importance of the Coosa River Basin (PDF) and the challenges it faces today.

WaterFirst! Community Program

In efforts to help protect Georgia waters, the WaterFirst! The community program was designed to provide incentives for local governments and communities to put water conservation and protection as a top priority. Rome has been a WaterFirst! designated member since 2007. To find out more information about WaterFirst! Community Program and how Rome strives to protect its river system (PDF).