WATER & SEWER RATES

Note From The Board Of Directors
 

The Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) Board of Directors made the unanimous decision to increase water and sewer rates at its June 12, 2018 meeting. These rate changes are necessary to address the increased cost in operations.

 

As many of you are aware, a routine inspection of the Walker County Water Treatment Plant last June resulted in a positive E. coli sample from a source water well, prior to treatment. In order to provide you with clean drinking water and lift a boil water notice ordered by Georgia Environmental Protection Division, we contracted to bring in two temporary mobile water filtration units. This resulted in a $820,000.00 additional expense over the past year.

 

WCWSA has also invested over $920,000.00 over  the past year to internally repair over 18,000 feet (approximately 3.5 miles) of sewer lines to reduce costly storm water infiltration. Additional system upgrades, including infrastructure improvements to water & sewer lines, are estimated to cost into the tens of millions of dollars. These improvements will be made over the next 36 months. Over time, these investments will improve the overall water & sewer operating system.

 

As of August 2018 the residential base water charge will increase by $4.00 per month, along with a $1.15 per one thousand gallon usage increase.

 

Customers who are also provided sewer services from WCWSA, will see a $4.00 per month base rate increase for sewer, along with a $1.15 per one thousand gallons sewer usage increase.

 

Example: The average family household of four people uses 5,000 gallons of water per month. In this example the customer 's bill would increase by $9.75 ($4.00 per month base rate increase + 5.75 usage increase). If this customer also has sewer service, the monthly sewer increase in this example would also increase by $9.75 ($4.00 per month base rate increase + 5.75 usage increase). This family would pay an additional $19.50 per month for both water and sewer.

 

The Water & Sewerage Authority Board and staff leadership, along with industry engineering experts have worked diligently to review long term solutions that will carry us forward for the next 30 years. Regretfully, due to years of costly neglect of our vital infrastructure, the Board agreed unanimously there is no other viable option at this time.

 

Sincerely,

 

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority Board of Directors

  

 

Walker County Water and Sewerage Authority
New Water/Sewer Rate Increase
Effective August 2018
Revised New Rate Structure:
Walker County Water and Sewerage Authority 
Residential:
Water: Basic Service  $    19.00 Minimum
All Usage  $      4.65 Per 1,000
Sewer: Basic Service  $    19.00 Minimum
All Usage  $      4.65 Per 1,000
Business:
Water: Basic Service  $    21.00 Minimum
All Usage  $      5.12 Per 1,000
Sewer: Basic Service  $    21.00 Minimum
All Usage  $      6.52 Per 1,000
Armuchee Valley (Villanow)
Residential Water Basic Service  $    19.00 Minimum
All usage  $      4.65 Per 1,000
Business Water Basic Service  $    23.00 Minimum
All usage  $      5.12 Per 1,000
All Non-System Water Customers
Residential Sewer Basic Service  $    19.00 Minimum
All Usage  $      4.65 per 1,000
Business Sewer Basic Service  $    21.00 Minimum
All Usage  $      7.64 per 1,000
Board of Directors 12-June,2018
Walker County Water and Sewerage Authority

Fees effective January 1, 2018

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

 Fees 
Tampering Fee  $   200.00
Returned Check Charge  $     35.00
Deposit  (for 3/4"  to 1" meter)  $   100.00
Deposit Transfer  $     10.00
All paperwork transactions, 
on water taps, sewer taps, deposits etc.  $     20.00
Standard Water Tap  3/4"  $1,200.00
( 1" or Above, call for pricing )
Sewer Tap  $   750.00
7-Day Temporary Cut-On (up to 4,200 gallons)  $     25.00
Customer will be billed if over
Broken Cut-Off Valve Fee  $     75.00
Reconnection Fees
1st Offense  Waived 
2nd Offense  $     20.00
3rd Offense  $     40.00
4th Offense  $     60.00
After Hours   $     75.00
Must pay bill + After Hours Fee with check or money order before reconnecting 

All fees were approved by the
Board of Directors on October 17, 2017.