Suwanee transfers water service to Gwinnett

Suwanee and Gwinnett County are finalizing steps to transfer water service for city water customers to Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, effective Dec. 1.

The city’s aging water system needs costly upgrades and with only 360 customers and little opportunity to grow or expand, Suwanee’s water system is simply too small to be sustainable and cost-effective over time.

Alternatively, the county has abundant resources to maintain, replace, rehabilitate, and upgrade the system as necessary. As part of the expected agreement, Gwinnett has agreed to $500,000 in upgrades including pipe replacements and new fire hydrants. The city’s existing wells and water tower will be removed from the system, but at this time, there are no plans to remove the iconic water tower from the Suwanee skyline.

Because Suwanee uses ground water and the county uses surface water, customers may notice a slight difference in taste.

Details about payment options: www.suwanee.com/Home/Components/News/News/1054/159.

Information: Suwanee Public Works Director Bob Dean at bdean@suwanee.com or 770-904-3373.