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To apply for water/sewer service, please complete the New Service Request Form. You will need to attach a copy or photo of 1) your driver’s license and 2) a signed lease or purchase agreement to the form. Please make sure these are available on the device you are using. Please do not submit the application prior to two weeks before the service start date.
At least thirty (30) minutes after the form has been submitted, please contact our office at 770-781-2160 to speak with a customer service representative, schedule your connection date, and pay your deposit and any other fees with a Visa or MasterCard.
Connections are made Monday through Friday only.
You must contact our office to cancel your service. Please call 770-781-2160.
Driver's License, signed Rental/Lease Agreement, signed Purchase Agreement
In an ongoing effort to improve bill payment efficiency, the Forsyth County Department of Water
and Sewer offers multiple ways to pay your bill.
Ronnie Grizzle - (770) 781-2160; or (678) 455-8477 Direct Line
(770) 781-3044 Fax
Department Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Customer Service Contact: (770) 781-2160
The Forsyth County Department of Water
and Sewer Customer Service Division provides accurate water and sewer billing, meter services, and collections in a courteous, professional, and prompt manner.
Senior Discount available to customers 62+ years old. Proof of date of birth required.
The Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer understands that our customers may sometimes experience a high water/sewer bill due to a water leak on the customer side of the water meter. On May 15, 2014, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to govern the circumstances under which Water Leak Billing Adjustments may be provided.
Please review the Water Leak Adjustment Policy to determine if you qualify for a leak adjustment.
To report a water or sewer related emergency (such as low water pressure, a water outage, a broken water main, or sanitary sewer overflow) outside of business hours or on weekends/holidays, call (770) 781-2160. Operators from an after-hours answering service will take the information and dispatch it accordingly.
Forsyth County is currently in a Non-Drought Response Level. This level allows all types of water use each day of the week, but landscape watering only before 10 AM or after 4 PM (to limit evaporation during the warmest part of the day).
For additional information on outdoor water use during a Non-Drought Response Level:
Current Outdoor Water Use Restrictions
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires community water systems to deliver an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as a Water Quality Report, that provides citizens information about their local drinking water quality. The Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer is proud to supply clean, safe, and reliable drinking water for all of its customers. In 2021 (the year the 2022 Water Quality Report covers), the drinking water supplied to you met all EPA and state drinking water health standards. The Water Quality Report details where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by the regulatory agencies.
Water Quality Reports
Property that is within the Forsyth County Water and Sewer service boundary, and is not currently served by the department, may be eligible to petition to have Forsyth County water service added.
To determine if a property is within the County’s water service area, please click here.
The below Waterline Extension Policy establishes the parameters for addressing ad hoc petitions for waterline extensions that are not specified in the Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer capital improvement plan. A petition for service is also found in the link below.
Waterline Extension Policy/Petition
Petitions for county water should be submitted to the Director, Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer, 110 East Main Street, Suite 150, Cumming, GA 30040.
All petitions for waterline extension will be evaluated on an annual basis. Exceptions may be granted based on special circumstances as determined by the Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer and approved by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. The Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer will review each petition to estimate the cost and financial viability of the proposed waterline extension. A recommendation to approve or deny each petition will be made to the Board of Commissioners annually based on the business case and priority of the petition. Full details, including the criteria for petition prioritization, can be found in the waterline extension policy. The new waterline extension policy was approved by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners during their May 6, 2021 meeting.
Our mission is to provide Forsyth County with the highest quality of water and sewer service through progressive leadership and environmental stewardship.
110 E. Main St., Suite 150
Cumming, GA 30040