Monday, October 24, 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 >> 


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

Sewer line right-of-ways will be mowed September 12 to October 31. 

Please ensure right-of-ways on your property are accessible and clear of any obstructions. 

Thanks for your cooperation.

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:

Please note: On June 24, 2015, the DNR Board adopted Drought Management Rules
that replaced former rule provisions relating to outdoor water use as well as the 2003
Drought Management Plan.

As of December 1, 2010, state law allows residents in Georgia to water any day of the
week, regardless of your address, but only between the hours of 4:00pm and 10:00am.

Outdoor water use not related to landscape irrigation, the customer may use water
any time of the day, any day of the week. Such as washing cars or pressure washing.

The even/odd rules no longer apply during non-drought conditions. They are reinstated
only when a Level Two Drought is declared by the State of Georgia. (You will be notified
if GA EPD enacts these restrictions.)

Hand watering with a shut-off nozzle is allowed any time of the day, any day of the week.

Newly installed landscape is also exempt from the hourly restrictions for the first 30
days following installation. However, 4:00pm to 10:00am is still the most efficient
time to water outdoors. During the heat of the day, sun and wind can cause up to 50
percent of the water to evaporate before it is absorbed by plants.

Drip irrigation is highly efficient and therefore it is exempt from the 4:00pm to 10:00am
rule. It may be used any time, any day.


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:
    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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