Rates

Residential Rates & Fees
Residential water use is billed on a four-tiered pricing system, based on winter average (WA) water use, or 100 gallons a day multiplied by the number of days in the billing cycle, whichever is greater. Outdoor water use meter readings are combined with indoor use in calculating the WA. The minimum WA is 3,000 gallons per month.

If you are a new residential customer, your WA will be calculated based on a two-person household with an average use of 50 gallons a day per person. If you have more than two people in your household, you can request an adjustment. To do so, you must complete and submit a water service request and affidavit form to the Water Business Office:
124 E. Hancock Ave.
Athens, GA 30601

Non-Residential Rates & Fees
Non-residential water use is billed on a four-tiered pricing system, based on an annual average (AA) of monthly water use. Outdoor water use meter readings are billed at tier 4.

If you are a new non-residential customer, provide the following information to the Water Business Office to have your AA calculated: 
  • Anticipated or historical monthly water use
  • Facility square footage 
  • Number of employees 
  • Type of business