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Water Department:

The Water Department’s water source is the 505 acre Bear Creek reservoir located in Jackson County and treated by the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority, of which the county is a member. The Water Department - Retail provides clean drinking water and fire protection to over 5,300 retail customers in the unincorporated area of the county. The Water Department - Wholesale sells treated water to other jurisdictions on a wholesale basis including Auburn, Statham, Winder, Braselton, and Oconee County. This department maintains over 300 miles of water lines, three pump stations, two 300,000 gallon elevated storage tanks, and a five million gallon ground storage tank. This department also repairs leaks, installs water meters and fire hydrants, tests water for EPD compliance, conducts a flushing program to maintain water quality, and bills customers monthly for their water and wastewater use.

625 SR 211, NE
Winder, GA 30680

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Lynn Thomas
Office Manager

After Hours Emergency Line (Saturday, Sunday and after 5:00p.m.)

Department Stats:
Full-Time Employees: 7
FY 2019 Budget: $5,998,579