Water & Sewer Authority Service
Solid Waste Collection Service
Each resident in Georgetown-Quitman County is required to have a garbage can and pay a fee per month. This service is required by local ordinance that the Georgetown-Quitman Water & Sewerage Authority collects the waste. All garbage service questions/billing questions/holiday closure questions as well as requests for new carts or replacements are directed to the Georgetown-Quitman Water & Sewerage Authority Office.
Wheeled garbage containers
Inspections. Where a wheeled garbage container is furnished by the county, it shall be normally the only container authorized for garbage collection and shall be subject to inspection by the county. Should additional containers be needed, they may be obtained for a fee by contacting the clerk.
Placing for collection. The owner, occupant, tenant or other person occupying any building, house or structure within the county as a residence or business using a wheeled garbage container or bag shall have such container at the curb or designated location not earlier than 7:00 p.m. on the day before and not later than 7:00 a.m. on the designated garbage pickup days.
Removal after collection. The owner, occupant, tenant or other person occupying any building, house or structure within the county as a residence or business using a wheeled garbage container for curbside service shall return such container to the side or rear of the building no later than 24 hours after collection. Where the collection point is located more than 100 yards from a home, the container may be stored at another location approved by the clerk.
Vacating dwelling. Wheeled garbage containers furnished by the county shall not be removed from the premises to which they are delivered. The county will be notified if a residence or building is vacated, and the owner, or person in charge, shall fill out and sign the proper documents furnished by the county.
Loss or damage to container. If the wheeled container furnished by the county is damaged, lost or destroyed through negligence of the person to whom the container was assigned, the person shall reimburse the county for the cost of a replacement container.
Water and Waste Water
The Unified Government of Georgetown-Quitman owns and operates our drinking water and, waste water treatment facility. We are proud to offer quality drinking water to our customers, which are tested by ERA labs, and meets Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
- Meters are read during the middle of the month.
- Readings run from the middle of one month to the middle of the next month.
- Bills are sent out the first of every month.
- There is an after-hours drop box for payments. Payments can also be brought by the office or mailed.
- If payment is mailed, dropped into the depository or night deposit, please include the account number on your check and and/or your payment stub.
- The drop box is located in the front of the Georgetown-Quitman Water & Sewerage Authority, 31Old School Road, Georgetown, GA 39854.
New customers should download the application for service form and return it along with the fee to Georgetown-Quitman Water & Sewerage Authority, P.O. Box 297, Georgetown, Ga. 39854. Bills are due by the 15th of the each month.
For your convenience, you are able to make payments over the phone for this service. We accept credit/debit card, cash or check/money order only.
If you have any questions, please call (229) 334-4600.