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Public Works

**UPDATE 4/11/2017**  
   

Braselton Public Works Department

Physical Address:
4986 Hwy 53
Braselton, Georgia 30517

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 306
Attention: Public Works Department
Braselton, GA 30517

Utility Bills and Service Requests
Elma Spahic, Water Billing Clerk
706-654-3915 x1010
706-654-3109 (fax)
espahic@braselton.net

After hours emergency phone number:
678.283.0437


2015 Consumer Confidence Report

Braselton Stormwater Master Plan

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Watering Restrictions/Drought Notices

The Georgia Environmental Protection Agency has declared Drought Level 1 for most of north Georgia. The Town of Braselton is in this area. While water restrictions remain unchanged at this time it is important to recognize conditions could continue or worsen requiring implementation of more stringent restrictions.

As good stewards of this most important resource, conservation efforts collectively can make a great impact on the water supply. Actions we all can take include:

Check your home or business for leaking fixtures, valves, and pipes.

Remember to shut of the water when unnecessary or unattended even for short periods.

Irrigate lawns and plants when necessary, adjusting timers as needed.

Using a broom or blower instead of water to clear walkways and driveways.

Explore resources for conservation information on-line such as https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/ and http://wateruseitwisely.com/.

Please join the effort in conserving water as an on-going practice.

Town of Braselton Public Works Department, 706-654-3915, http://braselton.net/public-works.html.


(a) Persons may irrigate outdoors daily for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.

(b) Paragraph (a) shall not create any limitation upon the following outdoor water uses:

1. Commercial agricultural operations as defined in Code Section 1-3-3;

2. Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines;

3. Reuse of gray water in compliance with Code Section 31-3-5.2 and applicable local board of health regulations adopted pursuant thereto;
 
4. Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water;

5. Irrigation of personal food gardens;

6. Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation;

7. Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses;

8. Handwatering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container;

9. Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property;

10. Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation;

11. Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas;

12. Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or

13. Hydroseeding.

(c) Paragraph (a) shall not create any limitation upon outdoor water uses for purposes other than planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants.


The Town of Braselton is committed to ensuring that the fundamental principles of equal opportunity are upheld in all decisions involving our employees, contractors and consultants and to ensuring that the public at large is afforded equal access to our programs and services.

To that end, no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any Town of Braselton program or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, income, sex, age or disability. Town of Braselton assures all the programs and activities will be free from discrimination, whether those programs are federally funded or not.

The Town Manager is responsible to ensure Town of Braselton’s compliance with the Title VI implementing regulations.

Inquiries concerning the Town of Braselton’s policies, investigations, complaints, compliance with applicable laws, regulations and concerns regarding compliance with Title VI may be directed to:

Jennifer Scott, Town Manager
Town of Braselton
PO Box 306
4982 Highway 53
Braselton GA 30517
706-654-5720
jscott@braselton.net

Public Works

Director of Public Works:
Ken Robbins
krobbins@braselton.net
706.654.1965 

Town Engineer:
Steve Payne
spayne@braselton.net
706.654-5552

 

Water Superintendent:
Paul Mims
pmims@braselton.net
706.654.9426

Wastewater Superintendent:
Hubert Day

hday@braselton.net
706.654.3144

 

 

 

 

Utilities Construction Inspector:
Mark Constable

mconstable@braselton.net
706-654-3915 ext 1025

 

Download Documents

(Note: Documents below are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. If you need a free .pdf file format reader, click here.)

Braselton Toilet Rebate Program
Toilet rebate may be applicable for homes constructed prior to 1994, as after January 1, 1994 the installation of
toilets with a maximum flow of 1.6 gallons per flush became mandatory.

Residential Application for Utilities Services - Apply Online
Business Application for Utility Services - Apply Online

Reuse Application Agreement - (Part 2 - Required)

Residential Application for Utilities Service - Printable Application
Business Application for Utility Service - Printable Application

Reuse Application Agreement - (Part 2 - Required)
Sewer Capacity Application - Printable form

 

Water & Sewer Ordinance - Current as of January 1st, 2007
Water and Sewer Ordinance - Changes as of June 9th, 2008
Sewer Use Ordinance
Sewer Pretreatment Program
Reuse Infrastructure Map

Grease Trap Variance

 

Demonstration Video

Stormwater Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay for water when a pipe bursts at my residence?
It is Town of Braselton’s responsibility to provide water to all our customers at the water meter location. We are not responsible for the type or condition of plumbing from the water meter location into private or commercial dwellings.

When do I get my deposit back?
Does it accrue interest while you have it? Each customer, whether residential or commercial, is required to post a surety deposit on each account at the time of initial service. We do not pay interest on deposits held. The deposit is applied to the final bill on the customer’s account. Any surplus is remitted to the customer at that time.

Does the Water System accept “Letters of Credit” from other utilities?
No. Letters of credit from other utilities are subjective documents and are not regulated, nor is there a standard to which they are compared. We believe requiring a cash deposit on water bill accounts reduces losses thereby assuring the lowest rates for all of our customers.

Why are the sewer charges higher than the water charges?
This is primarily due to the cost of building, maintaining, and operating both the sewage collection system and treatment plants capable of removing contaminants in wastewater prior to returning it to lakes and rivers. Our treatment processes meet or exceed all state and federal standards.

I have “blue-poly” pipe from the meter to the house and I had a leak. Where can I find information regarding getting reimbursed for my plumbing cost?
Information can be received by calling 1(800) 356-3496. Eligibility for home assistance varies.

Why are street light charges on my water bill?
Utilizing the Town of Braselton Water System’s existing billing system proved be cost effective; whereas, creating a separate street light billing system would have significantly added costs. The street light funds go to the county’s general fund to pay for utility costs and other maintenance associated with providing this service. For street light repairs/outages, please contact your power company.

If I fill up my pool, do I pay sewer fees for the water used?
Please come by the Utility Billing Office at Town Hall to complete a Request for Adjustment form to be considered for an adjustment.

Thank you for your community support and cooperation as we promote continual wise and conservative water use.




Do I have to notify other utilities that there will be excavation on my property?

Yes. Before proceeding with your excavation, remember to "Call Before You Dig"! The phone number is (800) 282-7411, or (770) 623-4344 in the Atlanta area. You may also log onto the Georgia Utilities Protection Center website at www.gaupc.com for more information.


Customer Deposits

Water Inside Town Outside Town
3/4 Inch Meter $65.00 $75.00
1 Inch Meter $120.00 $130.00
     
Sewer    
3/4 Inch Meter $70.00 N/A
1 Inch Meter $140.00 N/A


You may mail a check with the application or the deposit can be added to your first month's bill.

 

Water Tap, Connection and Administrative Fees
(Inside and Outside the Town Limits):

Meter Size Meter Fee Connection Fee Admin. Fee Total* Tap Fee*
3/4 Inch $185.00 $1,430.00 $35 $1,650.00 $752.00
1 Inch $245.00 $2,390.00 $35 $2,670.00 $875.00
2 Inch $1,650.00 $7,620.00 $35 $9,270.00 $2,970.00
3 Inch * $15,260.00 $35 * *
4 Inch * $23,840.00 $35 * *
6 Inch * $47,660.00 $35 * *
8 Inch * $76,260.00 $35 * *
10 Inch * $161,590.00 $35 * *

* Notes: Tap fees and meter fees (if installed by the Town) are to be based on actual costs of materials, labor, etc. at the time of installation. Totals can vary depending upon the amount of services provided by the Town. Tap Fees are added to the total if the Town actually performs the tap.
 

 

Sewer Connections:

Connections to the Town’s wastewater system are $3,550 per dwelling unit for residential structures or $3,550 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (300 gpd) for non-residential connections. $3,550 is the minimum charge even for structures requiring less than 300 gpd.
 
 

Volumetric Water Rates

Volume Current Rates
0-2,000 gallons Minimum
2,001-5,000 gallons $5.58 per 1,000 gallons
5,001-10,000 gallons $6.36 per 1,000 gallons
 > 10,000 gallons $6.67 per 1,000 gallons

 

Minimum (Cost of Service) Water Rates Inside Town Limits (Includes 0-2,000 gallons)

Meter Size Current Rates
3/4 Inch $18.62 minimum
1 Inch $31.03 minimum
1 1/4 Inch & 1 1/2 Inch $62.05 minimum
2 Inch $100.84 minimum
3 Inch $193.92 minimum
4 Inch $310.27 minimum
6 Inch $620.53 minimum
8 Inch $992.85 minimum
10 Inch $2,103.60 minimum

Minimum Water Charges Outside Town Limit

Meter Size Current Rates
3/4 Inch $27.92 minimum
1 Inch $46.54 minimum
1 1/4 Inch & 1 1/2 Inch $93.08 minimum
2 Inch $151.25 minimum
3 Inch $290.87 minimum
4 Inch $465.40 minimum
6 Inch $930.80 minimum
8 Inch $1,489.28 minimum
10 Inch $3,155.40 minimum

Reuse Fees

  Current Rates
0-2,000 gallons $6.62 minimum fee
Over 2,000 gallons $1.10 per thousand

Residential Sewer Rates

Volume Current Rates
First 2,000 gallons $17.06 Minimum *
2,001-5,000 gallons $6.21 per 1,000 gallons
5,001 and above $6.83 per 1,000 gallons
 

NOTE: Add $2.56 to minimum charge for customers on Braselton sewer system but not Braselton water system. Also remember for multi-unit development (both water and sewer) minimums are generally determined by multiplying the number of units times the 0.75 inch minimum or from the applicable water or sewer minimum table, whichever is GREATER.
 

Commercial Sewer Rates

Volume Current Rates
First 2,000 gallons Minimum
2,001-5,000 gallons $6.98 per 1,000 gallons
5,001 and above $7.68 per 1,000 gallons

Commercial Sewer Rates
(Minimum 0-2,000 gallons)

Meter Size
 
Ratio   
 
Minimum Sewer Fees
Current Rates
3/4 Inch 1.00 $19.39 minimum
1 Inch 1.33 $26.37 minimum
1 1/4 Inch & 1 1/2 Inch 2.00 $38.78 minimum
2 Inch 2.67 $52.75 minimum
3 Inch 4.00 $77.57 minimum
4 Inch 5.33 $103.94 minimum
6 Inch 8.00 $155.13 minimum
8 Inch 10.67 $206.33 minimum
10 Inch   $259.07 minimum

* For multi-unit commercial developments, and other similar developments not served by individual water meters, the minimum monthly sewer charge shall be determined by multiplying the number of individual units served by the $13.37 minimum or from the schedule above, whichever is greater.

Construction Plan Review Checklist

Construction Plan Review Checklist

Sanitary Sewer Lift Station and Forcemain Plan Review Checklist

Sanitary Sewer Lift Station and Forcemain Plan Review Checklist

Standard Specifications

Section 01050 -- Field Engineering
Section 01070 -- Abbreviations/Definitions
Section 01570 -- Traffic Control
Section 02100 -- Site Preparation
Section 02225 -- Earthwork for Utilities
Section 02227 -- Rock Removal
Section 02270 -- Temporary Erosion Control
Section 02272 -- Rip Rap
Section 02300 -- Boring and Jacking
Section 02505 -- Granular Surface Paving
Section 02508 -- Gravel Driveway and Road Repair
Section 02523 -- Restoring Sidewalks, Curbs, Gutters and Storm Drainage Structures
Section 02601 -- Manholes
Section 02602 -- Coatings for Existing Manholes and Wastewater Structures
Section 02603 -- Coatings for New Manholes and Wastewater Structures
Section 02645 -- Fire Hydrants
Section 02660 -- Water Distribution Systems
Section 02661 -- Reuse Water Distribution Systems
Section 02665 -- Water Service Connections
Section 02720 -- Storm Drainage
Section 02731 -- Sewage Lift Station
Section 02732 -- Sanitary Sewer Force Mains
Section 02736 -- Sanitary Sewer
Section 02750 -- Protection, Relocation and Restoration of Existing Utilities
Section 02830 -- Chain Link Fence and Gates
Section 02905 -- Site Restoration
Section 02931 -- Grassing
Section 03200 -- Concrete Reinforcement
Section 03300 -- Concrete
Section 03600 -- Grout
Section 16000 -- Lift Station Electrical Work
Section 16621 -- Standby Generator

Standard Details

SANITARY SEWER/GENERAL PIPELINE DETAILS

S-01 -- Standard Manhole
S-02 -- Manhole Invert
S-03 -- On-Road Manhole Cover
S-04 -- Off-Road Manhole Cover
S-05 -- Doghouse Manhole
S-06 -- Outside Drop Manhole
S-07 -- Lid Grouting Detail
S-08 -- Invert Construction
S-09 -- Class "B" Bedding
S-10 -- Class "C" Bedding
S-11 -- Class "D" Bedding
S-15 -- Typical Road Bore Detail
S-16 -- Casing Detail
S-17 -- Service Lateral
S-19 -- Stub Marker Detail
S-20 -- 6" Cleanout Detail at P/L
S-21 -- Sewer Service Tap Detail
S-22 -- 4" Pipe to 6" Pipe Installation Detail
S-24 -- Grease Trap Detail
S-25 -- Grease Trap Design Calculations
S-27 -- Non-Pier Aerial D.I.P. Sewer Line
S-31 -- Pavement Cut Repair Detail
S-32 -- Plug Local Detail
S-33 -- Utility Locations within R/W
S-36 -- Thrust Collar

LIFT STATION DETAILS

PS-01 -- Lift Station Data
PS-02 -- Lift Station Detail Notes
PS-03 -- Lift Station Site
PS-04 -- Plan View-Wetwell Vault
PS-05 -- Section View-Wetwell Vault
PS-06 -- Chain Link Fence & Gate Detail
PS-07 -- Lift Station Access Driveway
PS-08 -- Lift Station Yard Hydrant
PS-09 -- Force Main to Manhole Connection
PS-10 -- Air/Vacuum Release Valve
PS-11 -- ByPass Connection

WATER MAIN DETAILS

W-01 -- Thrust Blocking
W-02 -- Thrust Blocking
W-03 -- Thrust Blocking
W-04 -- Thrust Blocking
W-05 -- Saw Cut in Curb
W-06 -- 2" and Smaller Water Line Abandonment
W-07 -- Fire Hydrant Assembly
W-08 -- Valve Box
W-09 -- Dot R/W Valve Marker
W-10 -- Valve Marker - Concrete
W-11 -- Tapping Sleeve and Valve
W-12 -- Air Release Valve
W-13 -- Combination Air Release and Air Vacuum Valve
W-14 -- 1"  and Small Service Connection (with Meter)
W-15 -- 2" Service Connection (with Meter)
W-17 -- Service Installation (Paved Roadway)
W-19 -- RPZ Backflow Preventer for Irrigation System
W-20 -- 4" and Larger Meter Connections Domestic and/or Fireline
W-23 -- Concrete Restraint Anchor
W-24 -- Cul-De-Sac Loop
W-25 -- Minor Creek Crossing
W-26 -- Major Creek Crossing
W-31 -- Waterline Termination with Valve, Plug, and Anchor
W-32 -- Sampling Station
W-33 -- Flush Hydrant


SURVEY REQUIREMENTS

SRV-1 -- GIS/Survey Notes
SRV-2 -- BCP 1
SRV-3 -- BCP 2
SRV-4 -- BCP 3
SRV-5 -- BCP 4
SRV-6 -- BCP 5
SRV-7 -- BCP 6
SRV-8 -- BCP 7
SRV-9 -- BCP 8