In 1887, the Dalton Water Works was built at the site of the Crown Cotton Mill spring.

Since that time, Dalton Utilities’ water system has grown to serve customers in the City of Dalton, as well as Whitfield, Murray and Catoosa counties.

Dalton Utilities’ water facilities have been recognized by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) for excellence in operations since 1999. We are committed to continuing this tradition of excellence in our water treatment and distribution.

Dalton Utilities gets its water from four sources:

  1. The Conasauga River/Coahulla Creek
  2. Mill Creek
  3. Freeman Springs
  4. Eastside Utilities (water from the Tennessee River)

Dalton Utilities has sufficient drought contingency storage (2.54 billion gallons) to meet our customers’ water needs for a two-month period in severe drought conditions.

Student Tours:
Dalton Utilities offers student tours of our water treatment plants. If you’d like to set up a tour, please contact the Dalton Utilities’ Marketing Department by email or by calling 706-529-1105.