Water Department

Welcome to the Talladega County Water Department.  Our mission is to provide our customers with high quality drinking water at a reasonable price.  Currently, we service approximately 1,800 customers.  Our water comes from the Coosa River and is treated at the Talladega/Shelby Water Treatment Plant near Childersburg.  The plant is jointly owned by Talladega and Shelby Counties.  We have been serving our customers since 1988.   We invite you to explore our page where you will find printable contracts, policies, and other information. We welcome your comments and ideas on how we may continue to improve our services.

For the last thirty-four years, Talladega County has had “vacation” homes along the lake that already had County water service, but only used water occasionally. At the onset of the pandemic, there was a sudden, substantial influx of people moving into those homes full-time. The County’s old and small rural water system immediately began experiencing potentially serious problems. As people moved into existing homes full-time, there were also a lot of requests for new service (both on and off the lake) and the County was faced with two options: 1) approve new customers and compromise water service for existing customers; or 2) stop allowing new customers and evaluate the system to identify problems and long-term solutions.  The County chose the 2nd option and hired a qualified engineering firm to evaluate the water system and prepare a system-wide capital improvement plan.  Details of the improvement plan are below.  Unfortunately, due to the unpredictability of available labor and materials, we're unable to publish a timeline.

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