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New Water and Sewer Rates Take Effect January 1

New Water and Sewer Rates Take Effect January 1

Average Residential Water and Sewer Monthly Bill to Increase $2.59

December 16, 2021 – – (Morrow, Georgia) – – New water and sewer rates go into effect for Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) customers January 1 and will be reflected on February bills. Even with this rate adjustment, CCWA’s rates remain lower than most in the metro region.

CCWA’s Board of Directors approved a 5% rate adjustment for water and sewer base and usage rates. An average residential customer with water and sewer services uses 4,000 gallons a month. This represents nearly 2 out of 3 of its customers. These customers will see a $2.59 increase in their monthly bill. This is less than $.10 a day. This rate adjustment will affect all customers except for Stormwater Only accounts. Stormwater fees will remain the same.

According to H. Bernard Franks, CCWA general manager, CCWA plays a critical role in the Clayton County community’s public health and uses 10-year strategic master plans to set priorities to meet the community’s needs in cost effective ways. The plan evolves to fit changes in regulations and in the community.

“Our current 2020 Strategic Master Plan identified 146 projects totaling $626 million that are needed to maintain and improve infrastructure, facilities, and operations during the 10-year time frame,” he adds. “Our focus is rehabilitating/replacing old infrastructure, managing and planning capacity at our water and wastewater treatment facilities, and improving our business practices in finance, technology, and security. We pride ourselves on being a family of innovative, industry leaders who are customer and community focused. This focus has allowed us to continue to provide quality water and quality services to our community.”

Single Family Residential Water Conservation Tiers:

Base Rate: $11.60

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4

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0 – 3,000 gallons 3,001 – 7,000 gallons 7,001 – 20,000 gallons > 20,000 gallons


Single Family Residential Sewer Conservation Tiers:

Base Rate: $12.39

Tier 1 Tier 2

per thousand gallons


per thousand gallons

0 – 3,000 gallons >3,000 gallons


Affordability Program

Local partnerships fund CCWA affordability program Care.Connect.Conserve. CCC connects customers with local services that are available in times of need without using any money from ratepayers. Hardship assistance and low-income discount programs are administered by Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc. (CCCSA). To learn more about any of these options, please visit CCWA encourages customers facing payment challenges to reach out even if the programs don’t fit their need.

About Clayton County Water Authority

The Clayton County Water Authority was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1955 to provide water and sewer to approximately 450 customers. The Authority has since grown to provide water, sewer, and storm water services to more than 289,000 people throughout Clayton County and its six municipalities. The Authority has five raw water reservoirs and can produce up to 42 million gallons per day of potable water and treat up to 38.4 million gallons of wastewater every day. Its award-winning water professionals maintain 1,500 miles of water lines, 1,300 miles of sewer lines, 500 miles of stormwater pipe, three water reclamation facilities and three water production facilities. CCWA does not receive any tax dollars, operating solely on water, sewer and stormwater revenues.

For more information about CCWA, visit