Monday, December 05, 2016
Welcome to the Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority



The Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority was created by the state legislature in 1970. The Authority began with one full-time employee and 52 customers. Today the Authority has a staff of forty-eight full-time employees and serves 22,122 water customers and 6,048 sewer customers. Learn More About Us >> 


To report Non-Compliant Watering please email dry@ncwsa.us

 Conservation Assistance Needed

                                   Asking customers to limit water use is something we take very seriously.                       
                                   All of us are painfully aware of the lack of rain our community has
                                   received in recent months, and long range forecasts are predicting a drier
                                   than normal winter.  Using our water resources wisely is always
                                   important, but the next four months are critical. 
We are asking you to 
                                   do your part beginning today in managing our most precious resource – drinking water.

Newton County is currently in an “extreme drought” as defined by the United States Drought Monitor website (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx), and is on the verge of entering into the “exceptional drought” category.  Our community’s reservoirs are managed by the Newton County Water Resources.  We at the Newton County Water Authority are vigilant in monitoring the availability of those water supplies for the customers we serve.  As we move towards the exceptional drought category, we felt it was important to keep you informed of the strain on those water supplies and ask that we all come together to use our water resources more conservatively.

Level II Drought Restrictions have been mandated by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.  This insert serves as public notice of this change. We will take additional steps to notify you through all local media outlets, future billing insert notices, and our website. Please see the back page for the listed restrictions. 

The Newton County community has always demonstrated its willingness to respond when called upon and we are asking you to partner with us now as we prepare for the predicted dry winter ahead.  You can visit our website at www.savewaternewton.com for tips and links on how you can conserve in your home, business, church, school, and anywhere you use water.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

   

 Drought Response Level II Measures:

General Outdoor Watering. Outdoor irrigation for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants, as described in Rule 391-3-30-.03(1)(a), shall be limited to two days a week on an odd-even schedule. Even numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Odd numbered addresses may irrigate on Thursday and Sunday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. "Even numbered address" means an address number ending with the number 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, or the site does not have a numbered address. "Odd numbered address" means an address ending with the number 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9. There shall be no outside landscape watering on Monday, Tuesday and Friday while under level II drought restrictions.

The outdoor water uses listed in Rule 391-3-30-.03(1)(b) shall be allowed.

Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day.

Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation.

Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day and hand-watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.

Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses

Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container

Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property

Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation

The following outdoor water uses shall not be allowed:

 Prohibited outdoor water uses include:

Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks.

Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains.

The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety.

Non-commercial washing of vehicles.

Non-commercial pressure washing.

Fundraising car washes.

Additional local conservation link:

http://www.georgiawatersmart.com

               



Customer Lobby Hours:

~ Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30

Main Office and Drive Thru Hours:

~ Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Main Switchboard:

~ 770-787-1375


After Hours Emergency:

~ Water: 678-618-7283

~ Sewer: 678-776-1295

Helpful Hints:




How To Read Your Meter

When looking at the water meter, locate the BLACK numbers on the LEFT side of the meter dial with the WHITE background. These numbers count the number of gallons of water that have passed through your meter.Read More >>



How to Check For Leaks

A small leak, about the size of a pin head, dripping at one drop per second can add up to 7 gallons of water a day. A large leak, the kind most often found in toilets, can waste 200 gallons of water or more per day! Read More >>




Backflow Prevention

A connection between your drinking water and another source of water that combines the two when a backflow condition occurs. When this occurs, your drinking water can become contaminated. Read More >> 


Water Quality Report 
 




Latest News:

~ We offer several payment options including Online Bill Pay and Bank Draft services.

~ Billing: All meters are read electronically, thus eliminating the possibility of a visual misread.

~ Learn more about our Engineering Department and Services. Download various forms and checklists...

~ Water Reclamation: The Authority's pre-treatment process is a 24/7 operation...

~ Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority, Newton County and its municipalities Covington,

~ Mansfield, Newborn, Oxford, Porterdale Designated As Georgia’s Twenty-fifth WaterFirst® Community

Local Water Restrictions:

 

Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority permanent restrictions are is follows:

Drought Response Level II Measures:

General Outdoor Watering. Outdoor irrigation for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants, as described in Rule 391-3-30-.03(1)(a), shall be limited to two days a week on an odd-even schedule. Even numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Odd numbered addresses may irrigate on Thursday and Sunday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. "Even numbered address" means an address number ending with the number 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, or the site does not have a numbered address. "Odd numbered address" means an address ending with the number 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9. There shall be no outside landscape watering on Monday, Tuesday and Friday while under level II drought restrictions.

The outdoor water uses listed in Rule 391-3-30-.03(1)(b) shall be allowed.

Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day.

Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation.

Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day and hand-watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.

Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses

Hand watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container

Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property

Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation

The following outdoor water uses shall not be allowed:

 Prohibited outdoor water uses include:

Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks.

Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains.

The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety.

Non-commercial washing of vehicles.

Non-commercial pressure washing.

Fundraising car washes.

New Billpay Options:

The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority has designated Emily Mills as its Open Records Officer.

  All open records requests must be made to Ms. Mills in writing through one of the following three methods:  
    1) email:  em@ncwsa.us
    2) fax:  (770) 786-4536 or
    3) by mail addressed to:         Emily Mills, Open Records Officer
                                                Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority
                                                11325 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, Georgia 30016.

    
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