What services does the Public Utilities Department offer to Athens-Clarke County residents?

Water & Sewer
The Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department provides water and/or sewer services to more than 40,000 customer accounts, including 24/7/365 emergency on-call services to support our water and sewer systems.
The Public Utilities Department’s Engineering Division provides guidance and review for new construction projects, as well as assistance in establishing new water and sewer development.

Trash Service
The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department collects refuse in the downtown district and Urban Service District, which encompasses the old Athens city limits. Anything beyond these areas is serviced by an outside company.  
ACC Solid Waste Residential Garbage and Recycling Service is set up at the Water Business Office when you sign up for your water.  Charges for trash service are included on the water bill.
Commercial curbside services are dependent on where your business is located. Call 706-613-3501, ext. 302 to find out if your business can receive commercial curbside services.
For questions regarding ACC Solid Waste trash and/or recycling service, including trash pick-up schedule, leaf & limb pick-up, or delivery of bins, call their main office at 706-613-3501, Press 5. Otherwise, contact your private collector directly.

Power & Gas
Athens-Clarke County Government does not provide power or gas services for customers.  GA Power or Walton EMC  are two companies providing power for customers in Athens, GA area.  

Stormwater Utility
The Stormwater Utility is managed by Athens-Clarke County Transportation & Public Works Department. The stormwater utility fee is based on the amount of impervious surface on each property, which is calculated using aerial images of the county. The utility fee pays for stormwater infrastructure maintenance within the public right-of-way, as well as a comprehensive Stormwater Management Program.   For more information about Stormwater, visit the Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Division.

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1. What services does the Public Utilities Department offer to Athens-Clarke County residents?
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3. How often am I billed for water and sewer services?
4. How can I pay my water/sewer bill?
5. What is a stormwater utility fee?
6. When can I water outside?