Project 5: Public Utilities - Water Enhancement Extensions


The project consisted of the installation of water transmission and distribution lines and fire hydrants along major roadways. It strengthened and improved Athens-Clarke County ISO ratings through the strategic placement of system connections and the installation of new fire hydrants. It maximizes the capacity of the public water distribution system and provides potable water supply and improved fire protection within areas of Athens-Clarke County not served by the public utility system. The Public Utilities Department provided approximately $7,000,000 of matching system-generated funds for a total improvement program of approximately $14,000,000.


  • Original SPLOST Budget: $7,000,000
  • Budget Amendments: -$383,135
  • SPLOST Adjusted Budget: $6,616,865
  • Amount Expended: $5,116,356