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Water Department:

The Barrow County Water Department’s water source is the 505 acre Bear Creek reservoir located in Jackson County and treated by the Upper Oconee Water Basin Authority, of which the county is a member. The Water Department - Retail provides clean drinking water and fire protection to over 5,800 retail customers in three distinct, unincorporated areas of the county. The Water Department - Wholesale sells treated water to other jurisdictions on a wholesale basis including Auburn, Braselton, Statham, Winder, 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.

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625 SR 211, NE
Winder, GA 30680

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

Mark Whiddon
Utilities Manager

Lynn Thomas
Office Manager

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

Department Stats:
Full-Time Employees: 8
FY 2021 Budget: $5,994,850