Happy to be 65 (or older)!

If you are 65 years of age or older, be sure to let us know. The Utility Commission offers a 5% discount to customers who are 65 or older on electric, gas, water, and wastewater residential services.  To qualify for the discount you must show proof of age, account must be in your name, an you must reside at the location.

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Happy Retirement Zeke Harvey

Fort Valley Utility Commission would like to recognize Zeke Harvey for 45 years of outstanding service.  Zeke has served as the Meter Department ,Warehouse, and Fleet Superintendent.  Zeke will be retiring on March 4, 2016.

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Scammers are at it again!!!

We have had reports today, Feb 2nd 2016, that a scammer is calling Fort Valley Utility Commission customers demanding payment for late bills. FVUC  employees do not contact customers by phone, demanding payment to avoid interruption of service. We do have an automated system that will calls customers one day prior to due date as a courtesy reminder.  If you receive one of these calls, please do not give out any personal information.  You may report it to us at 478-825-7701, option #3.

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2014 Water Quality Report

Our 2014 Water Quality Report is now available and as always our Water Treatment department has done an excellent job delivering you safe clean drinking water. Each year more than 7,500 tests are performed in our Drinking Water Lab to ensure that our water supply is safe to drink.

The Fort Valley Utility Commission gets its water from the Tuscaloosa aquifer, which is approximately 500 feet below the surface. This aquifer has, so far, provided the City with a safe and dependable supply of water even in the driest years. Even with the plentiful supply of water in our area we encourage you to conserve water whenever possible and remember that the State of Georgia  Water Stewardship act of 2010 does place certain restrictions on when and how water may be used. For more information please visit the Georgia Environmental Protection Division website at http://epd.georgia.gov/outdoor-water-use-information

You can view our water quality report by following this link. http://fvutil.com/departments/water-dept/water-quality-reports/

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Craig A. Mims Joins Utility Commission as General Manager

Craig A. Mims Joins Utility Commission as General Manager

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Please join us in welcoming Mr. Craig A. Mims as General Manager of the Fort Valley Utility Commission effective June 1, 2015.  Mr. Mims previously served as the Director of Public Works, Utilities & Parks for the City of Norcross from June 2007 until June of 2015.  Prior to working with the City of Norcross, Mr. Mims served as the Director of Public Works and Zoning Official for the City of Avondale Estates.

Mr. Mims earned a Master of Science Degree in Management as well as an Advanced Certification in Public Works Management.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Troy State University and graduate studies at Ellis College and Central Michigan University.  Mr. Mims currently serves as a board member for Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) and is an active member of the American Public Works Association, Georgia Association of City-County Management, and the American Public Power Association.

Mr. Mims and his family will be relocating to the FVUC service area and in his spare time, Mr. Mims enjoys golfing, fishing and hunting.

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CUSTOMERS BEWARE! HomeServe scam

Customers Beware

Some customers received a mailing from HomeServe (Home Service USA) reference water line coverage. Please be advised that the Fort Valley Utility Commission is NOT affiliated with and does NOT endorse these or any other companies selling water/sewer line coverage.  Call 825-7701, option 3, if you have any questions.

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65+ Utility Discount

The Utility Commission offers a 5% discount to customers who are 65 or older on electric, gas, water, and wastewater residential services.  To qualify for the discount you must show proof of age, account must be in your name, and you must reside at the location.

To apply for your discount go to http://fvutil.com/departments/customer-service/ and download the 65+ Discount form or come into to our offices during business hours.

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Factual Data Related to Aging Gas Pipe

• Cast iron gas pipe is susceptible to corrosion and breakage. There is no cast iron pipe in our system.

• Steel pipe could last indefinitely if it is protected from corrosion (rusting). Most of the steel pipe in our system has a protective coating and is further protected by a low-voltage electrical current that reduces the chance of corrosion.

• A small quantity of our steel pipe is not adequately coated; so, although it is electrically protected, it is scheduled for replacement on an annual basis.

• The oldest steel pipe in our system was installed in 1954.

• Much of the pipe in our system is polyethylene, which is not susceptible to corrosion.

• The underground pipeline system in the United States is the safest, most efficient energy transportation system among our nation’s utility assets.

• We routinely monitor our system in an effort to ensure public safety.

The Fort Valley Utility Commission has operated its natural gas distribution system since 1954. We proudly serve approximately 2,930 customers with safe, clean, inexpensive, made in the U.S.A. natural gas.

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