How is the number of occupants per household estimated?

The system uses property data along with information provided in the Household Profile to estimate the number of occupants in a property. The model predicts the number of occupants for each household based on property data alone. Use data is intentionally excluded in the occupant estimate. Despite being a strong predictor, doing so would skew the efficient and inefficient households to the low and high occupant bins, respectively.

Please note that if you change the number of occupants in your household through the WaterSmart system, this information is not applied to the billing side of the ACC Public Utilities Department.  If you have a change in the number of occupants in your home and would like to know if this affects your Winter Average, please contact the Water Business Office at 706-613-3500. 

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1. What is the WaterSmart Software Program?
2. How do I register or log into my WaterSmart Account?
3. What if I forget my WaterSmart Account password?
4. Can I manage multiple WaterSmart Accounts?
5. Can I add someone else to my WaterSmart Account?
6. How can I customize my WaterSmart Account profile?
7. Is my water usage data in real-time?
8. Why can't I see my Hourly Use? Why do I see Real-Time?
9. How do I know if I have a leak?
10. Can I adjust my leak alert notifications?
11. Why am I not getting a daily use notification anymore?
12. What is "Unplanned Water Use" notifications?
13. How am I being compared to other households?
14. How is the number of occupants per household estimated?
15. How are Efficient and Average water use calculated?
16. Can I pay my bill online through my WaterSmart Account?
17. May I see my WaterSmart Account in Spanish?