The Fayette County Water System is a part of Fayette County government, under the direction of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, with a Water Committee acting as an advisory committee to the Board.
The Fayette County Water System provides service to Tyrone, Peachtree City, Woolsey, Brooks, part of Fayetteville and part of the unincorporated County. The Water System also serves as a backup water supply for Fayetteville that is served by its own water department.
To encourage customers to replace older inefficient toilets the Fayette County Water System is participating in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Residential Toilet Rebate Program. Rebates are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first serve basis.
To view rebate information and find out if you are eligible, go to www.northgeorgiawater.org/toiletrebate. The application for the rebate can be downloaded from this address.
Most Recent Water Restriction Information:
The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010. It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division.
A variance from the current outdoor water use requirements of the Georgia Water Stewardship Act was requested and approved. Specifically, the Fayette County Water System customers are allowed outdoor watering three (3) days per week between 4:00p.m. and 10:00a.m. with odd-numbered addresses watering on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays and even-numbered addresses watering on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. No outdoor watering on Friday.
This variance was requested due to the current levels of the reservoirs. If you have questions, please call us at 770-461-1146 option 5.
More information about the outdoor water use schedules can be found on the EPD web site at www.georgiaepd.com.
To learn more about water conservation and answers to frequently asked questions please go to the EPD Water Conservation web site at www.conservewatergeorgia.net
Detailed information on the drought can be found at www.georgiadrought.org.
Supply and Production
The Fayette County Water System (" the System ") currently has a total production capacity of 20.525 million gallons per day (MGD). This capacity includes the 13.5 MGD at the Crosstown Water Plant, and an additional .825 MGD from four wells at various locations. With the completion of the South Fayette Water Plant in the summer of 2001, the System now has an additional 6.2 MGD capacity. The City of Atlanta has also allocated 4.0 MGD to Fayette County.
The System currently has three raw water storage reservoirs, two of which impound Flat Creek:
The existing water distribution system is extensively developed on the east side of the County in the Fayetteville area, on the west side throughout Peachtree City and Tyrone, and in the unincorporated portions of the County.
The Water System includes more than 606 miles of water lines in various diameters and materials. All water lines are constructed by the Water System's own crews, contracted for with the construction monitored and approved by the Water System's engineer, or are constructed by subdividers and contributed to the Water System upon approval of the construction by the Water System Director.
The system wholesales water to the City of Fayetteville pursuant to a wholesale water contract which expires in the year 2034.