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Utilities Inc. of Georgia Investing $4.6 million in Upgrades

Utilities Inc. of Georgia is addressing critical water and wastewater investments to upgrade the local water and wastewater systems. Approximately $4.6 million of investment is underway including over 6,500 feet of sewer and water main installation.

Tiffany Van Horn, President of Utilities Inc. of Georgia, said, “While much of the country’s water and wastewater systems often go unnoticed, they deliver life-sustaining and public health support every single day. These systems are aging and need continuous investment to avoid crisis situations like we’ve seen in communities where investment needs are ignored. At Utilities Inc. of Georgia, we work hard to upgrade our local systems so our customers can continue to trust the service we deliver now and in the future. Our customers support these important investments by paying their bill.”

According to Van Horn, investments include, among others, the following:
- Replacing 3,000 linear feet of 8-inch water main in Big Canoe to connect four water mains.

- Installing six fire hydrants, eight 8-inch valves.

- Replacing 60 water service lines.
- Upgrading the Big Canoe treatment plant and replacing the 2.5 MGD polymetric membranes.
- Replacing the Polo Club clarifier system and rehabbing the two clarifier basins.

Rob Powelson, President and CEO of National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) said, “Communities nationwide are facing massive fiscal challenges to replace water and wastewater infrastructure and effectively manage their systems. Water-related services are extremely capital intensive – more so than electric, natural gas and telecom – which is why it is important water companies take a proactive investment strategy to ensure our country’s water future. We commend Utilities Inc. of Georgia for their continued focus on investment that goes a long way toward ensuring safety and reliability.”

If a Utilities Inc. of Georgia customer is impacted by construction in their community, the utility will provide important information about any action needed. To ensure customer alerts and notifications are received, customers are encouraged to sign up for online account management via My Utility Account. At My Utility Account, customers can set their alert notification preferences, sign up for paperless billing, pay their bill and more. To learn more about Utilities Inc. of Georgia or to sign up for My Utility Account, visit

About Utilities Inc. of Georgia
Utilities Inc. of Georgia is a private water and wastewater utility provider delivering safe and reliable service across Georgia. Utilities Inc. of Georgia cares about the health and wellbeing of customers, employees and the environment. Employees actively contribute to the communities where they live and work. This commitment is expressed in the Company Purpose, "We help people enjoy a better life and communities thrive." For more information visit Utilities Inc. of Georgia’s website and follow on Facebook.