Rates & Billing

Billing


All bills shall include the minimum sewer and water service charges applicable to the billing period following the meter rendered. All delinquent charges and all other current charges due. Lowndes County Code Sec. 11.5 Rates, Fees, and Charges.

Billing Adjustments


When an error in meter reading occurs, the user's bill shall be adjusted to a normal bill based on the average of the 3 previous months consumption. Adjustments for leaks with a written statement from a licensed plumber stating repairs were completed will be issued by adjusting the sewer account by half the difference between the average sewer billing and the high bill. Adjustments will be adjusted for sewer consumption only. Water and/or Sewer Hardship Adjustments for customers can only be issued once in 3 years.

Full Adjustments may be requested by a customer for service in which 5 or less days has transpired from the date of initiating service in regard to their first bill. Lowndes County Code Sec. 11.5 Rates, Fees, and Charges.

If you are inquiring about the amount of your bill or if you need to know the balance of your account, please contact the Customer Service Department at 229-671-2500. If you would like to pay your utility bill using a credit / debit card, please call 229-671-2534.

Usage Charges


The minimum monthly water / sewer charge shall be $17.43 per month for water and $23.03 for sewer. To this minimum charge an additional amount shall be charged for each 1,000 gallons and fraction thereof, of water and sewer per month in excess of 3,000 gallons.

There is no additional charge to residential sewer users for water use exceeding 13,000 gallons per month.

E-One Maintenance Fee


Customers that have an E-One sewer system will be charged an additional $10 per month maintenance fee as well as monthly water and sewer consumption charges.

Water Rates


Water Usage
Residential / Commercial
0 - 3,000 Gallons $17.60
3,001 - 6000 Gallons $2.48 / Thousand Gallons
6,001 - 10,000 Gallons $3.25 / Thousand Gallons
10,001 - 15,000 Gallons $3.79 / Thousand Gallons
15,001 Gallons and Up $5.03 / Thousand Gallons

Sewer Rates


Sewer Usage
Residential / Commercial
0 - 3,000 Gallons $23.26
3,001 - 6,000 Gallons $4.07 / Thousand Gallons
6,001 - 10,000 Gallons $5.28/ Thousand Gallons
10,001 - 13,000 Gallons $6.11 / Thousand Gallons
13,000 - 15,000 Gallons* $6.11/ Thousand Gallons
15,000 Gallons and Up* $6.62 / Thousand Gallons
*Rates applicable to commercial sewer users only.