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Infrastructure: Water, Utilities, Broadband and More

Fulton County anchors the most abundant and efficient utility services in metro Atlanta. From millions of gallons of clean drinking water to some of the lowest electricity prices in the U.S., Fulton County has the infrastructure in place to ensure any business has what it needs for maximum operations.

Water & Sewer

The Fulton County Department of Public Works provides water, sewer, and storm water services to a population of 277,000 in north Fulton County and the cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, and Roswell. The county has nine elevated storage tanks, three ground storage tanks, two high pressure zones, five pump stations, 1,200 miles of water mains, and more. The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) provides approximately 98mgd to more than 1.2 million residents in the metro region. Source water for both systems comes from the Chattahoochee River.

Fulton County adopted the Fulton County Industrial Pretreatment Program in 1983, which includes an Industrial Monitoring program to protect publicly owned treatment works and prevent the introduction of pollutants.

Fulton County municipalities that manage water service for their residents and businesses include: Alpharetta, Atlanta, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell and Union City.

Electricity & Natural Gas

Electricity and natural gas are supplied by divisions of the Southern Company, Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light, as well as GreyStone Power, Cobb EMC and Sawnee EMC. Georgia Power is recognized by site selectors as one of the top electric utilities in the country, praised for its diverse and reliable supply, for keeping abreast of infrastructure capabilities (electric, water, sewer, rail, etc.) of all the major sites within its service territories, and for partnering well with state and local economic development entities.

As member-owned utilities, GreyStone Power, Cobb EMC and Sawnee EMC offer competitive rates that generally only cover the cost of doing business.

Atlanta Gas Light maintains the area’s natural gas infrastructure, and businesses may choose from more than a dozen competing natural gas marketers for affordable service.

Fulton County municipalities that manage electric service for their residents and businesses include: College Park, East Point, Fairburn and Palmetto.

Broadband Accessibility

Multiple broadband providers serve Fulton County. Massive fiber infrastructure throughout the county provides ready access to most business and commerce sites. As a result, Fulton County households with broadband internet access is 85.6 percent, 2.9 percent higher than the national average.

Industrial/Business Parks & Sites

Fulton County has numerous industrial and business parks and other sites ready for development and occupation. From Class A office space to manufacturing complexes with infrastructure in place, Fulton County has the ideal site for your business.