Services

Electric System

In the mid-1970's the commission and the City of Fitzgerald jointly entered into a power sales contract together with 45 other cities to become one of the founding cities to form the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia or MEAG. MEAG cities can provide their customers with comparable lower rates due to MEAG's foresight in making sound business decisions.

Fitzgerald Utilities electric distribution system covers a service area of approximately 23 square miles. The system consists of four substations with over 200 miles of 12.47 KV lines. A diesel generator is used during peak electrical loads. This helps lower the city demand and results in savings to our electric customers.

Larry Moore
Electrical Department Superintendent
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Gas Department

The gas system provides natural and LP gas both inside and outside the City. In late 1987, Fitzgerald Utilities joined with 61 other municipalities to form the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG), whose major objective was to enable utility systems to purchase natural gas directly from the well head. We now purchase all natural gas from MGAG through the pipelines of Southern Natural Gas Company. Please click here for more information about MGAG.

Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas is purchased on the open market from several sources at competitive prices.

Our natural gas system consists of 54 miles of distribution lines with a propane shaving facility. We sell LP gas to all classes of customers, from residential to commercial to industrial. Our LP gas facility can store up to 400,000 gallons of propane. Click here to find more information about propane gas and how to use it safely. We are proud members of the National Propane Gas Association.

Please visit our offices at 122 North Main Street for information on gas safety and the economical benefits of gas in your home or business.

Tom Calhoun
Gas Department Superintendent
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Water/ Sewer System

 Water System

No resource is more important in a city or community than abundant, high quality water. Fitzgerald's founding fathers who searched for good land to build the city upon found many favorable factors here, the most important being good and plentiful water. Over the years, the water system has been constantly updated and enlarged to keep pace with the city's growth and development.

Fitzgerald Utilities water system consists of five deep wells, four of which pump 1,000 gallons per minute. One well pumps 1,200 gallons per minute with 110 miles of water mains and distribution lines. Our total water storage capacity is 1,750,000 gallons consisting of three storage tanks holding 250,000 gallons each, and two storage tanks holding 500,000 gallons each.

Andy Royal Jonathan Stubbs
 Andy Royal
Water/Sewer Department Superintendent
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Jonathan Stubbs
Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
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Sewer System

Another vital area of any municipality is a good, environmentally approved wastewater system. By the mid - 1980's Fitzgerald operated a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant. The facility embodies the latest and most advanced techniques, exceeds the standards set by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, and has made possible increased growth and planned economic expansion. Improvements are continually made to the wastewater treatment plant to keep up with changing technology and general maintenance.

Locate Department

Our Locate Department locates our underground utility lines before construction begins. It’s important and required that contractors or homeowners call the Utilities Protection Center to request locates of underground lines, whether the lines are electrical, water or sewer, gas, phone, cable, etc. The Utilities Protection Center of Georgia may be contacted by calling 1-800-282-7411. Or you may simply dial 811 to reach the national UPC. 

CALL BEFORE YOU D↓G

UtilitiesProtectionCenter
1-800-282-7411 or 811

Fitzgerald Utilities
229-426-5400

 

 

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Georgia 811 Call Before you Dig

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Chad O'Quinn
Location Department Manager
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