The State of the State: A Guide to Billing and Debt Collection Practices within Georgia’s Water and Wastewater Utility Service Industry

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Source: EFC @ UNC-Chapel Hill
Author: Zackary Tumlin
Publication: Guidance document (.pdf)
Date: October 2010

A guide written specifically for GA water and wastewater utility managers, explaining the legal framework upon which water/wastewater utility services are established, operated and provided in the State of Georgia. Covers legal issues around establishing a utility account, rate structures, deposits, service activation, late fees, customer credit history as predicate for providing water utility services, fee variation under local laws and ordinances, termination of water service utility accounts, notice of delinquent payment and subsequent termination, lien attachments, regime changes, and more.

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