This page contains additional resources pertaining to the GA Water and Wastewater Rates Survey. Data tables and Summary Reports are supplementary materials to the Georgia dashboard that may be helpful in assisting utility managers and local officials in making decisions. Additional resources include information on stormwater as well as tap and impact fees. These resources are made in partnership with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority(GEFA).
Data tables that list all utilities' residential and non-residential water, wastewater and residential irrigation rate structure details as well as the monthly-equivalent bills computed at different consumption levels. You can access the tables for the following years by selecting the desired year below.
A short report summarizing the rates, rate structures and trends currently in use across the State of Georgia. The report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, their rate structure designs, how rates have increased, affordability and financial sustainability of GA utilities.
For guidance on how to use the Georgia Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard, refer to the 2018 Webinar "Communicating Rates With The Georgia Water and Wastewater Dashboard". This was designed for utility managers and decision-makers to evaluate rates, asses the financial health of their water system, measure affordability, and determine the strength of their conservation pricing signal. This is a useful tool in comparing one system's rates with others for utility managers, finance directors, town/county managers, council/governing board members, mayors, funders, regulators, technical assistance providers, and consultants.
In 2016, the Environmental Finance Center and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) collected and analyzed stormwater utility fees for 48 utilities in Georgia. Designed to assist utility managers and local offices, the Georgia Stormwater Fees Dashboard helps users to analyze stormwater fees against utility finances, system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography. The resources for the Georgia Stormwater Fees Dashboard are listed below.
Tap and Impact Fees
In 2013, the EFC collected information concerning the one time charges that are associated with new residential connections. These fees are designed to cover a portion or all of the cost of connecting customers to their nearest water or sewer line. The Georgia Drinking Water Tap Fees and Impact Fees Tables that are produced as a result outline the residential fees associated with new residential connections. An additional resource for decision-makers related to the subject of tap and impact fees includes a blog post by Jeff Hughes on how to balance affordable housing considerations with full cost pricing and legal requirements in setting impact fees.