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Dolly Pendley, Dawson Forest Water Reclamation Facility Superintendent

Dolly Pendley, Treatment Systems Manager

Bessie (Dolly) Pendley is the Treatment Systems Manager managing both Dawson Forest Water Reclamation Facility and Hightower Water Treatment Facility. Prior to joining the Authority, Mrs. Pendley has held several positions with Big Canoe, Environmental Management and City of Jasper. She brought 9 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment and operations.

Mrs. Pendley graduated in Pickens County. She holds a Class I Wastewater Certification, Wastewater Lab Analyst Certification and Class III Water Certification. She is a member of the Georgia Rural Water Association and the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.

Mrs. Pendley and her staff received the Georgia Association of Water Professionals 2003 and 2010 Outstanding Operation of a Non-discharge Land Application System, 2003 Region 4 Operation and Maintenance Excellence Award, 2003 National First Place Clean Water Act Recognition Award, Outstanding Aqua-ABR Plant Award for the past 14 years and the 2011 Georgia Association of Water Professionals Platinum Award in recognition of complete and consistent NPDES Permit Compliance for the past 10 years. She received the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority 2003 and 2009 Manager of the Year Award.

Mrs. Pendley has been married to her husband Larry for 42 years and has one child, Tina.


Dawson Forest Water Reclamation Facility

1349 Martin Rd.
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: 706-216-2497

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority held its opening ceremonies on October 13, 2009 for the completion of Dawson Forest Water Reclamation Facility expansion to 1.0 MGD. The expansion consists of the following major new facilities at the plant.  Influent pump station, mechanical screen, sequence batch reactor system including new tanks, mixers, decanters, blowers, and other ancillary equipment, effluent parshall flume, operations and electrical buildings.   In addition to the new facilities, the existing sequencing batch rectors were converted to sludge holding tanks and the existing belt press was retained for continued use.  Treated effluent is irrigated on eleven spray fields with a combined wetted area of 151 acres.  Fields six through eleven were constructed as part of the LAS Expansion to 1.0 MGD.

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

Main Office:
1162 Highway 53 East
(P.O. Box 769)
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Telephone: 706-216-8474
Fax: 706-216-6170
Emergency Only
(After Hours): 706-265-3395

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