Donna Pate
P.O. Box 229
1000 Armour Rd.
Tifton, GA 31793
Phone: 229-391-3949
Fax: 229-391-3877

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H.E.A.T. Newsletter (Spring Summer 2015)

The combined Tifton Tift County Utilities Department provides Water, Sewer and Natural Gas Services to its citizens and the surrounding areas.


The Water Department is
responsible for providing water services to customers throughout the
County.  The department provides services to over 10,000 water
customers. The system is comprised of some 280 miles of distribution
mains and 12 production wells. The system can provide approximately 20
million gallons per day of water for both domestic and fire protection

EPD Outdoor Water Use Information
Conserve Water


The City of Tifton operates one Wastewater
Treatment facility. The Tifton Regional Wastewater Treatment Complex
(TRWTC) has a capacity of 8,000,000 gallons per day. The City of Tifton
has developed an Industrial Pretreatment Program in concert with the EDP
and works with industries in Tifton to control the discharge of metals
and other harmful pollutants into the treatment plant. The program goal
is to cooperate with industries to keep their raw material out of the
sewer system and utilize them as products. This helps the industrial
while preventing damage to the treatment system and the environment.
Industrial customers discharging water used for industrial processes or
large volumes of cooling water and other material into the sanitary
sewer system of the City of Tifton must obtain a permit for such
discharge. The program is administered by the Water/Wastewater

Natural Gas

The Natural Gas Department is responsible for
providing natural gas service to customers in the immediate Tifton area
as well as to several outlying areas in Tift County. Tifton has
approximately 3,368 residential, 401 commercial and 18 industrial
customers. The system can presently deliver natural gas at pressures up
to approximately 250 psi to accommodate the most demanding industrial
gas load. The City also operates a peak shaving facility that can
produce 100 mcf of natural gas per hour during curtailments.

Natural Gas: Comfortable. Responsible.

Natural Gas Incentive Program

Residential Incentives/ Commercial Incentives


Water and Wastewater Plant Tours

The City of Tifton Water and Wastewater plants are
open to the public for tours, and personnel are available for lectures
on environmental subjects. Persons wishing to view the plants are
requested to call the Wastewater Treatment Complex (229-386-2115) during
normal office hours to schedule a tour. Groups of up to 20 people may
be accommodated at one time if notice is given.

Stopped Sewers

Most sewer stoppages in individual buildings
are caused by roots or by grease in the lines owned by the property
owner. However, if water is flowing from the plumbing and no water has
been run into any fixture in the building, please call the Wastewater
Department [(229) 391-3949 during office hours (7:30 am to 5:00 pm) and
911 after hours] immediately, and personnel will be sent to check the
city mains. If the plumbing fixtures simply will not drain, the property
owner is advised to call the City of Tifton first before calling a
plumbing repair service to have their lines checked. If the City of
Tifton personnel finds the blockage is on the owner’s side, the owner is
then responsible for contacting a plumbing repair service to correct
the problem.

Inventory Division :

The Inventory Division is responsible for maintaining
an inventory of parts, supplies, and tools for the City departments and
operating the City’s annual surplus sale.

Contact:  Warehouse Inventory Sup.(229) 391-3866