Fitzgerald Water Light and Bond Commission, the municipal utility provider in Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County, distributes, electricity, natural gas, propane gas and water to residential, commercial and industrial customers within its territorial limits.

Its goal is to serve its customers with professionally-trained employees providing safe, reliable, and affordable utilities.

As part of Georgia’s modern integrated electrical transmission system, Ben Hill County has excellent ability to supply industrial demands. Fitzgerald Utilities, governed by the Fitzgerald Water Light and Bond Commission, purchases power from MEAG and serves Fitzgerald through four substations supplied form a 115,000 volt transmission network.

Fitzgerald Utilities received 65 percent of its power in 2013 from emission-free generation resources.  With a diverse generation portfolio and available capacity and energy, Fitzgerald Utilities can offer a stable and competitive electric rate for industrial and commercial customers.  If demand exceeds 900 KW, the customer has a choice of electric supplier. Alternate suppliers: Georgia Power and Irwin EMC.

Plant capacity 6 MGD
Average Flow/consumption 2.48 MGD
Storage Capacity 1.75 MG
Pumping Capacity 5200 GPM
Plant Capacity 6 MGD
Plant Load 2.8 MGD
  Secondary Treatment Plant
Excess capacity   3.2 MGD


Utility Contact Information

Fitzgerald Utilities
Jeff Lewis, CEO
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Georgia Power
Scott Purvis, South Region
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Irwin EMC
Randy Crenshaw, CEO
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