Utilities and Telecommunications

Water Availability


Major Source
Percent
Ground Water
39.60%
Surface Water
60.40%
SEDA, 2011


Water Treatment

Intended to provide overview information. Large industrial users may be able to negotiate rates based on a case-by-case basis.
Name of Provider
City of Savannah
City of Garden City
City of Pooler
City of Port Wentworth
Rated Capacity (mgd)
139.61
1.321
2.11
1.8
Average Daily Demand (mgd)
61.6
1
1.64
0.4
Peak Demand (mgd)
67.6
0.4
1.54
0.5
Cost
Base: $11.06 plus $.46 per ccf for first 15 ccf and $.64 per ccf for over 15 ccf
Base: $18.87 for first 5 ccf and $14.24 per 100 ccf above 5 ccf.
Base $31.50 for the first 5,000 gallons and $1.84 per 1000 gallons for over 5,000 gallons, up to 25,000
Base: $52.02 plus $1.85/ccf up to 5 ccf and $2.03/ccf above 5 ccf
Water Connection Fee
$600 per ERU, plus meter cost.
$500
Starts at $500; dependent upon meter size.
TBD
Chatham County Municipalities, 2011


Sewer Treatment

Intended to provide overview information. Large industrial users may be able to negotiate rates based on a case-by-case basis.
Name of Provider City of Savannah City of Garden City City of Pooler City of Port Wentworth
Rated Capacity (mgd) 36.95 2 2.75 2
Average Daily Demand (mgd) 24.7 1 1.75 1.4
Available Capacity (mgd) 12.25 1 TBD none
Cost to Large Industrial users Base: $8.80 plus $1.08 per cff for  first 15 ccf and $1.46 per ccf for over 15 ccf Base: $24.01 to first 5 ccf and $14.24 per 100 ccf over 5 ccf Base charge $31.50 plus $2.46/ 1,000 gallons up to 5,000 gallons and $2.72 per 1,000 gallons over 5,000 gallons. Base: $65.00 plus $2.88/ccf  
Sewer Connection Fee $400 per ERU, plus meter cost. $500 $500, plus $10.00 per 1K gallons of water use over 8K gallons per month. TBD
Chatham County Municipalities, 2011


Natural Gas

Atlanta Gas Light, a subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS), delivers all natural gas service in Chatham County. Atlanta Gas Light became a distribution-only company in 1997 when the State of Georgia deregulated the natural gas industry. Since then, all natural gas customers - commercial, industrial and residential - in Atlanta Gas Light's territory purchase gas through marketers that are certified by the Georgia Public Service Commission. Today, Atlanta Gas Light serves 1.5 million customers and is the largest distributor in the Southeast. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers and is the nation's largest natural gas-only distributor based on customer count.

Electric Power

The primary provider in Chatham County is Georgia Power.  Loads exceeding 900 KW are customer choice providing competitive and reliable electricity to new customers.
Georgia Power
Communities Served 155 of 159 Georgia counties
Company-Net Importer or Exporter of Power Net exporter
State Electric Power Deregulated (Yes or No) No
Georgia Power


Telecomm Availability

AT&T can provide customized voice and data solutions at all industrial and business park locations in Chatham County, given the opportunity to negotiate specific service needs, contract pricing, terms, conditions, possible special construction charges and service delivery schedule with the end user.
Telecomm Availability
Switch Technology is Digital or Analog
Digital
Fiber Service Provided
Yes
Monitored Remotely or On-Site
Both
ISDN Availability
Yes
ISDN Available from this Switch
Yes
ADSL Available from this Switch
Yes
Central Office on Self-Healing Fiber Ring
Yes
Dual Feed from 2 Separate Switching Offices Likely Available
Available
Microwave or Hardwire
Hardwire
Dual Fiber Fee from the Central Switching Office of the Local Exchange Carrier
Yes
Diverse Routing Available
Yes
AT&T, 2013