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Water and wastewater rate setting is one of local government’s most important environmental and public health responsibilities. Since 2007, the EFC led or assisted partners surveying all local government water and wastewater utilities in the state of Georgia to compile comprehensive data on rates charged to customers. Utilities are invited to provide their current water and wastewater rates, which are then compiled with information on utilities’ Enterprise Fund key financial performance indictors, system characteristics, community socioeconomics, and other data. The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority funds this work to provide utilities across the state with the most comprehensive resources that can be used for benchmarking, rate-setting, financial decision-making, and communication. Partners include the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Municipal Association, Georgia Rural Water Association, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The information is compiled in the GA Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard, downloadable spreadsheets, and a summary report.

The 2020 survey and resources were developed in partnership with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, Athens.

Report on Rates Across the State

This report provides utility professionals and public officials details on the current state and recent trends of drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures across the state of Georgia. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, rate structure designs, increases to rates, affordability, cost recovery, and more. All reports are in PDF format.

Current report: 2020

Previous years’ reports : 2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007

Tables of Rates Data

Spreadsheets of data are available to download. The data tables list each utility’s residential and non-residential water, wastewater, and residential irrigation rate structure details, inside and outside town limits, as well as the monthly-equivalent bills computed at different consumption levels. All rates data displayed on the GA Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard are available in these downloadable Microsoft Excel files.

Current rates tables: 2020

Previous years’ rates tables 2019  2018  2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007

View a Utility’s Rate Sheet

To view a utility’s rate sheet for rates effective on January 1, 2021, view the GA Utility Rate Sheet interactive display and select the utility at the top. Please email efc@sog.unc.edu if the information displayed is incorrect.

Dashboard

View the interactive GA Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard.

Download Full Report for Georgia Water And Wastewater Rates Information Download Spreadsheet View The Dashboard

Accessibility Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. Georgia Water And Wastewater Rates Information is available to provide data to make decisions for public policy. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. If you are unable to access this information, please contact the Environmental Finance Center for more options.

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