Athens-Clarke Co Water System
The Athens-Clarke County Water System, under the Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department, provides water for about 120,266 residents living in the Athens area. Established in 1881, the Athens-Clarke Co Water System collects water from three surface water sources – the North Oconee River, the Middle Oconee River and the Bear Creek Reservoir, pumped to the J.G. Beacham Water Treatment Plant.
Athens Drinking Water Quality
Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports
Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA requires Athens-Clarke Co Water System to assess local water quality each year and distribute a Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report.
The information in this report includes the source of your water, whether your water meets EPA standards, detailed tables of detected contaminants, detailed descriptions of those contaminants, possible reasons why they're present, and potential health effects (if any).
Read the Consumer Confidence Report for Athens main water system here:
Contact Athens-Clarke Co Water System Customer Service
Have a Question, Issue or Comment?
Main Customer Service
706-613-3470 (Mon–Fri, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM)
No email provided. Please visit the contact form. https://athensclarkecounty.com/Directory.aspx?did=126
Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)
Pay Your Athens-Clarke Co Water System Bill
Already have an account?
If you already have an account, you just need to login to the Athens-Clarke Co Water System site. Athens-Clarke Co Water System accepts credit cards, debit, and direct deposit. Click here to login.
Want to create a new account?
You can create a new account on the Athens-Clarke Co Water System website. Once you create the account, you can setup payment with credit, debit, or direct deposit. Click here to create an account.
Want to pay without an account?
You can make a one-time payment without creating an account. You will need to have your credit or debit card in order to make the one time payment. Click here to make a one time payment.
How to Start Water Service
Starting Your Service
When you move to a new home in Athens, you'll most likely already have running water, but you'll still need to set up water service with the Athens-Clarke Co Water System. Luckily, has made it pretty simple with the following online form. Starting service generally takes just two business days.
Stopping Your Service
When you move out of a home in Athens, you'll need to stop your water service with the Athens-Clarke Co Water System, so you don't keep getting billed. Simply fill out the following online form. Stopping service normally takes just two business days.