Monroe is a city in and the county seat of Walton County, Georgia. It is located east of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The population was 13,234 at the 2010 census.
Monroe was founded in 1818 as seat of the newly formed Walton County. It was incorporated as a town in 1821 and as a city in 1896.
Monroe was the premier cotton producer in the state of Georgia during the 1900s. The two main cotton mills in Monroe used to be the driving economic force in the region. Now the mills no longer produce for the cotton industry, but rather serve as economic engines for the region by showcasing premiere antique markets, event space, and other unique retail.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles, of which 10.4 square miless is land and 0.1 square miles (1.05%) is water.
Here’s what the city has to say about itself on their official city of Monroe website…
There are few cities that offer as much entertainment, excitement and diversity as do the attractions in our city. For years, many visitors have portrayed our city as the perfect place for visiting historic sites, shopping, dining, and strolling the streets of a beautiful downtown.
Our convenient location in the middle of Georgia’s historic heartland makes visiting Downtown Monroe a great day trip or relaxing weekend destination. The City of Monroe offers many events and activities throughout the year, including festivals, concerts, parades, and marathons.
The growth and prosperity that Monroe enjoys can be attributed to the innovative and progressive thinking of its community leaders. Using a 100% Freeport exemption and our idyllic location astride Georgia Highway 138 & U.S. Highway 78, the community leaders of Monroe have garnered the interest of businesses seeking new locations and opportunities in Georgia. Once these businesses are captivated by our location and amenities, government and community leaders work cooperatively with the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development Authority in an effort to draw these new industries to our area.
Also attracting both individual and corporate customers is the Utilities Department; Monroe’s community-owned, full-service utility company providing Monroe, Walton County, and surrounding area residents a wide range of services including; water, electricity, gas, sewer, cable TV, high-speed internet, and voice over internet phone service. Additionally, the Monroe Utilities Department provides a citywide broadband fiber optic system typically found only in larger metropolitan areas.
Aside from the employment opportunities and historic areas, Monroe offers its citizens and visitors a widely divergent range of cultural and recreational activities. Located in the historic and vibrant downtown district, Monroe provides an Art Guild, Music Guild, and the Monroe-Walton County Uncle Remus Regional Library. Host to the largest skydive club in Georgia, Monroe’s airport also hosts a sailplane club and an award winning squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Lastly, hiking trails, lakes, ball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and other recreational areas dot the landscape of Monroe.
Finally, the quality of life enjoyed by the citizens is exemplified by the Fire Department’s claim to an ISO rating of 3. Staffed full-time, the Fire Department provides both emergency medical and fire responses to our citizens. Similarly, the Police Department provides all essential police services using the Community Oriented philosophy. Recently completing the certification process to become a Georgia Certified Law Enforcement Agency, the Police Department continues to seek new and innovative way to attack the root causes of crime and criminal behavior.
They also tell about their water department…
The City of Monroe Water Treatment Facility is a micro-filtration treatment plant that was built in 2002 and then upgraded in 2012. It was the first plant of it’s design in the southeastern United States. The plant currently has a 10.0 million gallon per day treatment capacity. The plant serves about 8,800 customers in Monroe by treating water from the Alcovy River and John T. Briscoe Reservoir. The City of Monroe water distribution system consists of over 241 miles of distribution lines which range in size from 3/4 to 16 inches in diameter and approximately 900 fire hydrants.
To see the City of Monroe water quality reports – click here.
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For a copy of the Chattahoochee River Water Supply Watershed Protection Ordinance of Suwanee, Georgia – click here.
For the Fulton County Water Quality Report, click here.
To see the Cherokee County water quality report – click here.
Newton County Water Quality Report – click here.
For the Rockdale County Water Quality Reports, please click here.
To see all the past and present water quality reports for Oconee County – click here.
To see past and present Cobb County water quality reports – click here.
Gwinnett County Water Quality Report – click here.
To read the Consumer Confidence Report for the Walton County Water Department – click here.
For information about the Chattahoochee River water quality – click here.
For more information about the Flint River water quality – click here.