Paying Your Utility Bill
There are several convenient ways to pay your utility bill in Waynesboro. The first is to send your payment via the U.S. Postal Service. Payments are accepted at City Hall located at 628 Myrick Street each weekday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. excluding holidays. There is also a drop box located on the Council Street side of City Hall under a covered drive through. Payments at City Hall can be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card. The most convenient method of payment is by bank draft. Simply sign-up at City Hall and the amount due each month will be authomatically debited from your bank account. For the most efficient service, please be sure to bring your bill with you. Bank draft customers will receive a monthly notice of draft. All bills are due upon receipt and are considered late after the due date posted on the bill. Bills paid after the due date will be assessed a 10% late fee. There is a $150.00 fee charged for meter tampering.
Application for new service must be made in person at City Hall. Please print and complete the application for Utility Services and bring it to City Hall any weekday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A deposit is required for all premises occupied by someone other than the owner. Deposit amounts are:
Water Only - $28.00
Gas Only - $53.00
Both Water and Gas - $78.00
You must come to City Hall to discontinue service or to make a change. You will need to provide a forwarding address before your utility service account will be terminated.
Water and Sewer Rates
All metered water will be sold at the rate of $4.29 per thousand (1,000) gallons to residents of the City or portion thereof, plus a charge as set forth below according to the size of the meter used. All metered water will be sold at a rate of 4.29 plus an out-of-city surcharge of $1.34 per one thousand (1,000) gallons to non-residents of the City or portion thereof plus a charge set forth below according to the size meter used.
3/4 of an inch - $3.19
1 inch - $4.78
1 1/2 inch - $7.18
2 inch - $19.14
3 inch - $38.28
4 inch - $76.55
6 inch - $153.11
8 inch - $306.24
10 inch - $612.48
There shall be a monthly charge of $3.69 plus $4.55 per one thousand (1,000) gallons of water used for each customer connected to the City sewer system.
Outdoor Water Use Information
The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010. It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division.
The following outdoor water uses are allowed daily at anytime of the day by anyone:
Commercial agricultural operations as defined in Code Section 1-3-3;
Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines;
Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code Section 31-3-5.2 and applicable local board of health regulations adopted pursuant thereto;
Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water;
Irrigation of personal food gardens;
Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation;
Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses;
Handwatering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container;
Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property;
Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation;
Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas;
Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or
Outdoor water use for any purposes other than watering of plants, such as power washing or washing cars, is still restricted to the current odd/even watering schedule.
Odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses are allowed to water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.