Sewer / Wastewater / Septage Rates

Non-Residential Sewer Use

Non-Residential sewer use is equal to 100% of water consumption. The residential sewer rate is $6.44 per 1,000 gallons. The sewer monthly customer service fee is $8.55.

Wastewater Surcharge Rates

Industrial and commercial water users that discharge high-strength waste to the wastewater system are charged a cost recovery surcharge, based on the following: 

Concentration Subject to surcharge (mg/L)Rate per 1,000 pounds
Five-day BOD5:
 250 mg/L and above
$300.00
Total Suspended Solids:
 250 mg/L and above
$300.00
Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG):
 101 mg/L and above
$160.00

Septage Rates

The Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility accepts domestic septage from Athens-Clarke County, as well as the following counties when delivered by an ACC-based business:  Jackson, Barrow, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Madison.  The following is the schedule of fees for the handling of the hauled waste:

Concentration Subject to surcharge (mg/L)Fees as dollar per gallon
Year201820192020202120222023
Portable toilets:$0.06$0.09
$0.11
$0.12
$0.12
$0.13
Holding tanks:$0.06$0.09
$0.11
$0.12
$0.12
$0.13
Domestic septage from Athens-Clarke County (ACC):$0.06$0.09
$0.11
$0.12
$0.12
$0.13
Nonresidential waste from ACC:$0.06
$0.09
$0.11
$0.12
$0.12
$0.13
Domestic septage from Jackson, Barrow, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Madison counties (JBOOM):$0.15$0.23
$0.28
$0.30
$0.31
$0.33
Domestic septage from outside ACC and JBOOM, collected and delivered by an ACC-based business$0.15$0.23
$0.28
$0.30
$0.31
$0.33

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