The White County Water Authority was created as a political subdivision of the State of Georgia by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on March 28, 1984 to facilitate providing water service to citizens of White County.
The Authority 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 bills and fees.
The Authority has one 45 acre raw water reservoir and can produce up to 1.8 million gallons per day of potable water. Plus, the Authority maintains approximately 123 miles of water distribution pipes and 679 fire hydrants throughout the county.
The White County Water Authority is governed by a Water Authority Board of Directors composed of seven members. Each board member serves on a part-time basis for a term of two years and may be reappointed for additional terms. In addition to the Board of Directors, there are currently 11 employees who carry out the day-to-day operations of the Water Authority. The goal for White County Water Authority is to provide reliable water services to our community through innovation, efficiency and the protection of our water environment.
From a financial perspective, the Authority has an operating budget of approximately $1.4 million. The Authority is self-sustaining and does not receive any tax dollars.