Jackson County

Water & Sewerage Authority

Serving You Since 1986

Jackson County

Water & Sewerage Authority

Serving You Since 1986

Main Office and Customer Service

117 MLK Ave
Jefferson, GA 30549

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Bill Payment Hotline

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Sewer/Wastewater Emergency Hotline

Main Office and Customer Service

117 MLK Ave
Jefferson, GA 30549

Get In Touch

Call Us

Bill Payment Hotline

Water Emergency Contact Hotline

Sewer/Wastewater Emergency Hotline

*Attention: Builders, Contractors, & Customers

Please review the Illegal Connections and Theft of Service documentation.

 

 

 

Illegal Connections to a Public Water Sytem/Theft of Service

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 The Jackson County Water & Sewerage Authority is experiencing an increasing number of illegal connection and theft of service occurrences. The increase in this type of criminal activity has prompted Authority staff to meet with Sheriff Janis Mangum and the JCWSA Board Chairman to discuss appropriate actions going forward. Sheriff Mangum and the Authority Board have recommended that the Authority begin prosecuting these violations.

 

These illegal connections are a public health hazard, as it places the public water system at risk of contamination. The endangerment of the Authority’s water system is of paramount concern for staff and the Authority Board.

 

This letter serves as notice that any illegal connection/theft of service occurrences going forward will be criminally prosecuted with no exceptions. This action will be in addition to the appropriate fee(s) assessed per Authority policy. Please govern yourself and your sub-contractors accordingly.

Current Board Members

Dylan Wilbanks

CHAIRMAN

Christopher Nichols

VICE-CHAIR

Pat Bell

BOARD MEMBER

Don Clerici

BOARD MEMBER

Wade Johnson

BOARD MEMBER

About Jackson County Water & Sewage Authority

The JCWSA was created as a political subdivision of the State of Georgia by an act of the Georgia General Assembly in 1986 to facilitate providing water and sewer service to citizens of Jackson County. The JCWSA is governed by a 5-member Board, each of whom must reside in Jackson County, and each is appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Jackson County. Members serve staggered 3-year terms without compensation for a period not to exceed 9 consecutive years. An Authority member can not be reappointed after 3 consecutive terms without at least one year of inactive status.

The JCWSA operates as an independent political subdivision of the state, similar to counties and cities in Georgia. However, the Authority is not a taxing entity and therefore operates as an enterprise, meaning it operates solely off of the revenues from water and sewer billings and fees.

In the past, the JCWSA did receive a percentage of the Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) dollars from Jackson County. SPLOST dollars were used exclusively for large water projects including transmission lines, large mains, water towers and pumping stations.

With the voter passage of SPLOST #6 in March of 2016, the Authority once again receives a percentage of the one percent tax and continue to address water needs in Jackson County. Details of approved water projects may be found through the following link: SPLOST #6 Project Booklet

Need to get your Water Service started?

If you are in need of water service and/or sewer service, you will need to apply through one of our customer service representatives.

Whether you are a homeowner or business, the following is required for all new services:

  1. A completed Water Subscription Agreement
  2. A copy of your closing statement (new residential purchase)
  3. A copy of the final plat and/or recorded deed for the lot (new construction)
  4. A copy of your current lease (rental/lease)
  5. A Picture ID (a Drivers License or State ID card).
  6. Payment of an administrative fee by check or cash.
  7. Payment of a Security Deposit by check, cash, or debit/credit card. This amount may be $150.00 or less based on the customer’s personal credit history. It shall be refundable after (24) months of good payment history and shall be credited to you on your water bill.

If you would like to complete forms electronically, please call our
Customer Service Department at (706) 367-1741 to get started!

For your convenience we are proud to offer you the ability to e-sign your documents via Right Signature by Citrix. For more information on Right Signature, click here.