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.
Water/Sewer Department Superintendent
Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent
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.