Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The new water rate represents a 3.5 percent increase over last year's rate, the sewer rate is nearly 10 percent higher.
Wednesday, January 2
Beginning in January, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources customers will see higher rates for water and sewer. Tier 1 rates (up to 8,000 gallons) increased from $4.53 to $4.69. Tier 2 rates (8,000 – 12,000 gallons) rose to $7.03, up from $6.79 and Tier 3 rates (over 12,000 gallons) increased from $9.06 to $9.38. Sewer rates will also be significantly higher as residential customers will pay a rate of $7.11 per 1,000 gallons in 2013 compared to $6.47 in 2012 -- a 9.9 percent increase. The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources does not receive taxpayer funding and routinely increases its rates to cover operating costs. More information regarding the new rate structure is available on the county's website or by calling 678-…
Saturday, June 4, 2011
County Water Resource Department has begun using methane gas, generated by sewerage, to power its plant.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The Gwinnett County Water Resource department is now generating some of its own electricity using methane gas, a byproduct of sewage treatment. “We’re making good use of a renewable, previously wasted resource to help cut operating costs and keep water rates low for Gwinnett residents,” said Lynn Smarr, acting director of Water Resources. The project, known as POWER (Processing Organic Waste for Energy Recovery), won an environmental sustainability award from the Atlanta Regional Commission earlier this year. Officials said a new gas-to-energy facility at the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources plant near Buford can produce up to 40 percent of the plant’s energy needs plus all the heat it needs to operate its anaerobic digesters. Bacteria in the…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
County water rates rise in 2011.
New Gwinnett County water rates will increase the average residential water bill by about $4 a month according to Alicia Voutas, customer service manager for Gwinnett County's Department of Water Resources. Effective Jan. 1, Tier 1 rates (up to 8,000 gallons) increased from $4.11 to $4.38. Tier 2 rates (8,000 – 12,000 gallons) rose to $6.57 from $6.16 in 2009 and Tier 3 rates (over 12,000 gallons) increased from $8.22 to $8.76. Sewer rates have also increased. The new rate is $5.89, up from the 2009 rate of $5.38. Voutas said this year's water rate increase is typical. "Our rates do go up every year," Voutas said. Incremental rate increases have already been established through 2015, she added. "It's really just to cover infrastructure …