The City of Cordele's wells have a combined water pumping capacity of 6,275 gals. per minute or 9.0 MGD. A static water pressure of 55-60 pounds (domestic system) and 90-100 pounds (high-pressure system) is maintained from four elevated storage tanks of 300,000 and 500,000 gallons, and from one ground storage tank of 500,000 gallons. Average daily consumption is 3.0 MGD. Chlorine and fluoride are added at the wells.
PUMPING CAPACITYTotal Daily Pumping Capacity8.0 MGD (6 WELLS)Average Daily Use 3.0 MGDExcess Capacity 5.0 MGD
The following are the monthly water rates for Cordele residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
Inside Cordele City Limits: Base fee of $8.32, plus $2.86 per 1,000 gallons used
Outside Cordele City Limits: Base fee of $14.21, plus $4.22 per 1,000 gallons used
WATER METER CONNECTION FEES
Cordele assesses the following charge for water meter connections:3/4" meter$1,148.74/meter & tapThe costs of taps required for other meter sizes must be determined by the City Public Works Department prior to installation; 100% of installation costs must be paid in full by the customer prior to installation.
Cordele's Gum Creek Water Pollution Control Plant is on Perimeter Road to the west of the city. The facility is a two-stage biological advanced waste treatment plant, which provides for coarse screening, flow equalization, primary sedimentation, trickling filtration, secondary aeration for ammonia-nitrogen removal, final sedimentation, disinfection, and post aeration. Primary sludge is aerobically digested and dewatered on drying beds. The design capacity is 5.0 MGD with a yearly average of 3.0 MGD. The plant has the potential to treat another 2.0 MGD without any additions or construction.
CORDELE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMMaximum Capacity5.0 MGDYearly Average Flow3.0 MGDExcess Capacity 2.5 MGD
The City of Cordele owns and operates its own natural gas distribution system, designed to operate at pressures between 24 psig and 35 psig. In addition there are approximately 11 miles of high pressure main with operating pressure up to 75 psig.
Cordele obtains its gas supply from South Georgia Natural Gas Company. Gas is purchased on Gl and I1 rates. To supplement the natural gas supply, the City of Cordele owns and operates a propane/air plant (peak shaving plant). The plant is designed to supplement the natural gas system at peak winter month demand use times. Liquid propane storage facilities consist of four 30,000 gallon tanks.
Crisp County operates a solid waste landfill on Highway 41 South. Private waste from county businesses and industries is accepted.
Advanced Disposal is now part of Waste Management. Waste Management’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com.
Crisp County Power Commission
Possessing one of the few debt-free, county-owned hydroelectric generating plants in the country, Cordele/Crisp County provides some of the most inexpensive electrical power in the southeastern United States. The local hydroelectric plant is also backed up by a steam-powered turbine and a coal-fired generating plant. As a founding member of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), wholesale power is also purchased. When combined with electrical power generated locally, an exceptionally competitive industrial rate is available.
It has been the policy of the Crisp County Power Commission for many years to use the Georgia Public Service Commission-approved rates for the Georgia Power Company and apply a discount, so that our total revenues are only those needed to meet operating costs and make capital improvements.
Copper and fiber optic lines.
Up to 5 megabytes on copper.
Georgia Public Web
Fiber optic lines
Up to 1 gigabyte speed
Southern Fiber Worx
Locally owned expanding company.
Normal service is 100 megabytes up and down but can also go up to 1 gigabyte up and down.
The company is supplied by 2 redundant rings with a BGP router for switching with main service coming from Atlanta.
Southern Fiber Worx is an innovative company that has personally taken on the challenge of providing reliable high-speed Internet to rural areas in Georgia – starting with the residences and businesses in Crisp County.
100 Mbps symmetrical Ultra High Speed Internet service for $89 per month.
1 Gbps symmetrical Highest Speed Available Internet service for $149 per month.
Residential Unlimited Local and LD phone service for $25 per month
AT&T offers internet, phone, or TV
Sowega.net, a subsidiary of Citizens Telephone Company Inc., is a full service Internet Access Provider. Specializing in high-quality local Internet Access for the residential, academic, and business communities in Southwest Georgia.
They offer dial-up and broadband connections, and secure web hosting accounts to meet customer needs.
Sowega.net offers toll free local-dial accesses to Sumter, Crisp, & Dooly counties.
Sowega.net offers toll-free local-dial accesses to Sumter, Crisp, & Dooly Counties.
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Alltel, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, T-Mobile & Verizon