System Development Fees
The planning, design and construction of Residential, Commercial and Industrial Developments must be thoroughly analyzed, reviewed and inspected by our Engineering & Development Department to verify their accordance with established development procedures, specifications, requirements, local ordinances, Bartow County Growth Management Plan and all other applicable guidelines prior to final approval and connection with the Bartow County Water & Sewer Utility Systems. A Developer (or his/her authorized representative) must submit a formal written request to the Bartow County Water Department regarding the current availability status of Water and/or Sewer Utility Service(s) at or near their Proposed Development. For Water Utility System Developments, a Flow Test Fee of $160.00 must be submitted to our department prior to performing a Water System Flow Test that shall be conducted upon the water service main fire hydrant located nearest to the proposed Development for the purposes of calculating current Water Utility System pressure levels and fire flow rates. Based upon the results of this Water System Flow Test, the Developer’s Engineer must then calculate the availability of water required to meet peak domestic service demands and fire flow protection for the Proposed Development. The Water Utility System shall be designed to maintain a minimum service pressure of 30 p.s.i. (pounds per square inch) at each Water Utility Service Connection and all associated distribution points under peak domestic water demand and fire flow. The Developer’s Engineer must provide a comprehensive report based upon these results detailing the construction purpose, average daily water consumption and peak demands calculated to service the Proposed Development certifying that connection of said Development to the Bartow County Water System shall not produce unacceptable fire flow levels. Fire flows shall be determined by the Bartow County Fire Marshall based upon current requirements applicable to the type of development. For Water and Sewer Utility System Developments, the Developer must provide the Bartow County Water Department with three (3) complete sets of Construction Plans for the Proposed Development detailing the geographic location, Development layout and conceptual design of proposed Water and/or Sewer Utility System Service(s) with separate Construction Plans for both Water and Sewer Utility Systems. A $240.00 Plan Review Fee shall be submitted for each set of Plans (and each new version of Plans) reviewed including Preliminary Plans, Construction Plans and As-Builts (Final) Plans. Development Plans submitted to the Bartow CountyWater Department for approval must also be accompanied by a letter signed by a Georgia Registered Engineer confirming that a landfill will not be constructed on the Proposed Development site:
System Construction Procedures
Bartow County Standard Specifications for Water & Sewer Construction
Bartow County Water & Sewer Site and Utility Details for Development
Bartow County Water System Development Procedures
Bartow County Water Service Main Installation Specifications
Bartow County Water Meter Vault Specifications
Bartow County Sewer Service Development & Installation Specifications
Bartow County Sanitary Sewer Systems Inspection & Testing Procedures
Bartow County Water Service & Conservation Ordinance
Bartow County Sewer Service Ordinance
For complete details regarding Bartow County Water and Sewer System Development Procedures & Specifications, please contact Mr. Roger O. Ellis, Engineering/Project Manager @ (770) 387-5169 or email@example.com.
The following Development Fees must be submitted prior to final approval and connection with the Bartow County Water & Sewer Systems. (Note: Additional charges may be required!)
Flow Test Fees - $160.00 per Water System Flow Test.
Plan Review Fees - $240.00 per each new set of Plans (or each new revision of Plans) reviewed including Preliminary Plans, Construction Plans and As-Built (Final) Plans.
Tap-On Fees - $970.00 per Service Main Connection.
Inspection Fees - 2% of total Development Construction Costs per the Contractor’s Certified Quote ($240.00 Minimum).
Readiness-to-Serve Fees: Readiness-to-Serve Fees are comprised of two (2) separate fees for each Utility Service including a "Water Distribution & Transmission Fee" & "Water Capacity Fee" for Water Service and a "Wastewater Collection Fee" & "Wastewater Capacity Fee" for Sewer Service. "Water Distribution & Transmission Fees" are determined based upon the greater amount of either: A) $970.00 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (E.D.U.), equal to approximately 350 Gallons per Day (G.P.D.) as detailed within the “Bartow County Water Department Structural Daily Water Usage Schedule” or B) The applicable "Water Distribution & Transmission Fee" indicated within the Water Service Readiness-to-Serve Rate Table below. "Wastewater Collection Fees" are determined based upon the greater amount of either: A) $1,135.00 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (E.D.U.) or B) The applicable "Wastewater Collection Fee" indicated within the Sewer Service Readiness-to-Serve Rate Table below. "Water & Sewer Capacity Fees" are determined based upon the greater amount of either: A) The "Water and Sewer Capacity Fees" indicated within the Water & Sewer Service Readiness-to-Serve Rate Tables below or B) The amount calculated when multiplying the number of units by $1,670.00 for Water Service and by $2,040.00 for Sewer Service.
Water Service Readiness-to-Serve Rate Table (2017)
***Water Distribution & Transmission Fee
Water Capacity Fee
Readiness-to-Serve Fee TOTAL
|5/8” x ¾”||$970.00||$1,670.00||$2,640.00|
Sewer Service Readiness-to-Serve Rate Table (2017)
***Wastewater Collection Fee
Wastewater Capacity Fee
Readiness-to-Serve Fee TOTAL
|5/8” x ¾”||$1,135.00||$2,040.00||$3,175.00|
For complete details regarding Water and Sewer Utility System Development Fees, please contact Mr. Roger O. Ellis, Engineering/Project Manager @ (770) 387-5169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bartow County has become one of the most rapidly developing Counties within the State of Georgia. According to the 2010 United States Census, our population exceeds 97,000 residents, reflecting a substantial increase of approximately 36% during the past decade. Residential, Commercial and Industrial Developments established in response to this continued growth have placed increased construction and service demands upon every local utility provider including the Bartow County Water Department. The current Bartow County Water Department system-wide water consumption average is approximately 6.5 M.G.D. (Million Gallons Per Day), equivalent to 2.4 Billion Gallons Per Year. The Bartow County Government recently obtained the professional services of economic advisors, certified auditors and engineering firms to conduct a series of financial evaluations, system infrastructure analyses, environmental surveys and resource availability studies in formulating the most productive and cost-efficient solutions to successfully manage the impacts of continued growth upon our local communities. The information collected and resolutions discovered from this extensive period of research are detailed within the "Bartow County Growth Management Plan" © February 7, 1997. Monetary funding required for the construction of Water and Sewer System expansion projects deemed essential within this publication are currently provided to our department through several financial resources including metered water sales; corporate and private grants; short-term loans; and capital collected through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (S.P.L.O.S.T.) Program that is projected to provide our utility system with an additional $18 million of operational and construction revenue through 2018.
The development and implementation of technological advancements have become the most instrumental and effective methods utilized for efficient growth-management planning solutions within government agencies, corporations, industrial manufacturers, utility systems, and other public service providers throughout the world. The Bartow County Government and its associated administrative departments have invested a substantial amount of financial resources and personnel hours toward the establishment and daily operation of a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.). This comprehensive electronic mapping software application has effectively consolidated the environmental, hydrological, agricultural, demographical, parcel ownership and utility infrastructure features of Bartow County within an exclusive intergovernmental database. The Bartow County Water Department contracted the digital mapping expertise of Sanborn Colorado, LLC® headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado to assist with the conversion of over 1,000 Water and Sewer Utility System sources into G.I.S. coordinate-based digital renderings. Additional Residential, Commercial and Industrial Development mapping sources were also submitted to Amec Foster Wheeler® (formerly Mactec Engineering & Consulting) headquartered in Warner Robins, Georgia for digital conversion to ensure our Water and Sewer Utility System infrastructure is being represented in an accurate and timely manner. This exceptionally beneficial software application has permitted our department to successfully design more cost-efficient construction plans and procedures; reduce utility service outage response times; perform immediate infrastructure locates and provide vital Water and Sewer System information to our Customers, Maintenance & Operations Personnel, developers, engineers, contractors, local utility providers, corporations, industrial manufacturers, etc. and shall continue to provide our organization and other Bartow County Government administrative departments with unprecedented operational capabilities.
For additional information regarding the Bartow County Water Department or Bartow County Government Geographic Information System (G.I.S.), please contact Mr. Michael Yancey; M.I.S./Administrative Assistant/BFP Coordinator @ (678) 721-5489 or email@example.com; Mrs. Robin Puryear; Bartow County Government Information Systems Manager @ (770) 607-6358 or Mrs. Bridget Lawlor, Bartow County Government G.I.S. Coordinator @ (770) 607-6184.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR MAIN OFFICE @ (770) 387-5170 ANY TIME TO REPORT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR WATER AND/OR SEWER SERVICE. PLEASE NOTE THAT EMERGENCY SERVICE CALLS SUBMITTED TO OUR DEPARTMENT AFTER REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AND ON HOLIDAYS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DIRECTED TO BARTOW COUNTY 911.
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