Gas Department, Public Works
Gas, Water, Sewer Fees

Waynesboro Gas, 931-722-5458

AVAILABLE UTILITY FORMS:

pdfUtilities Application - Natural Gas, Water
pdfACH Bank Draft for Automatic Payments 
pdfDisconnect Services

Gas Rates and Connection Fees:

Jeff Staggs - public works directorJeff Staggs
Public Works Director

GAS RATES VARY DEPENDING UPON CURRENT MARKET CONDITION. PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL AT (931) 722-5458 FOR RATE UPDATES.

**Customer shall pay a minimum installation fee based on the table below plus cost of installation on consumer's property beyond 100 feet.**

Additional expenses for new hookups:

  • $250 excess flow valve on residentials
  • $50 meter for each service - gas, water, sewer

For example, a new gas line would cost $600 for the first line size, AND it would cost another $300 for the excess flow valve and the meter for the service.   If this is confusing, please feel free to contact City Hall to explain these rates. 

GAS LINE SIZE INSTALLATION FEES
3/4" Gas Line $600 for 100' or less
Any additional, charges are for the actual pipe prices
1" Gas Line $700 for 100' or less
1 1/2" Gas Line $800 for 100' or less
2" Gas Line $1,000 for 100' or less
Larger than 2" To be determined by City at prevailing rate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Gas Customer Notification (§192.381)

You have the right to request that an excess flow valve (EFV) be installed on your natural gas service line. The EFV was developed as another safety tool for consumers and all new or replaced gas service lines will be required to include this device if they meet the requirements of federal regulations. An excess flow valve (EFV) is a mechanical valve that can automatically shut the gas flow OFF to your home’s natural gas service line near its source at our main gas pipeline should a break in your service line occur or should serious damage be done to the service line creating a severe leak. This might occur if someone digging hits the line or if some other cause of damage such as a natural disaster breaks or seriously damages the service line. There are limitations as well as benefits to the EFV, for instance, the EFV does NOT shut off gas flow if a leak occurs in your home or at any point past the gas meter at your location. The EFV may also not shut off the gas flow if a small leak occurs on the service line itself. If you would like more information and an estimate for installation or have a specific question please call The City of Waynesboro Natural Gas Department at: 931-722-7020 Monday – Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm CST.

 
Minimum Monthly Fee:

Inside City Limits: $3.00
Outside City Limits: $4.00

Cut On Fees for Existing Services:
     Water $50.00
     Gas $50.00
     Sewer $50.00

Late Fees:

The delivery of yellow notices will result in an additional $20.00 late fee added to your bill.
If service is disconnected, a reconnection fee of $20.00 will be charged.


Tampering Fees:

Tampering with or changing any gas meter or making any connection to the system without permission from the city or reconnection of service after disconnection for non-payment of bill will result in a fee of $100.00 and possible prosecution of criminal charges. The $100.00 fee shall be paid before services are restored.

 


Water Rates:

**Effective January 1st, 2008**

Installation fees include $50 deposit on meter and $50 backflow preventer required, in addition to the rates below.

City responsibility ends at the meter should any issues arise, ie. break in water between house and meter.

 
WATER LINE SIZE FEE
3/4" $750
1" $850
1 1/2" $1,400
2" $2,000
Excess of 2"
water line
Charge based on
actual cost of installation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Classification

FIRST 2,000 GALLONS (Min) $24.08 PER MONTH
NEXT 3,000 GALLONS $5.05 PER 1,000 GALLONS
NEXT 5,000 GALLONS $4.33 PER 1,000 GALLONS
NEXT 10,000 GALLONS $3.30 PER 1,000 GALLONS
NEXT 80,000 GALLONS $3.09 PER 1,000 GALLONS
NEXT 100,000 GALLONS $2.58 PER 1,000 GALLONS

Outside of City Limits, the said rate shall increase by 100% of the set rate.

Cut On Fees for Existing Service:   $50.00

Late Fees:

§     The delivery of yellow notices will result in an additional $20.00 late fee added to your bill.

§     If service is disconnected, a reconnection fee of $20.00 will be charged.

Unauthorized Use of or Interference with Water Supply:

If any customer's service is restored by unauthorized means, a charge of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be added to that account. If meter is removed or tampered with to prevent unauthorized restoration of services, a fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) shall be collected from the customer before the installation of the water meter. A potential of criminal prosecution may also exist for the unauthorized interference or tampering with or theft of water services.


Sewer Rates, Fees

 Sewer Service Charges.  The rate to be charged users of the sanitary sewers are based upon the two classifications: Residential and Non-Residential.

(1)  Residential Classification - Residential users are any users occupying any building solely as living quarters.

(2) Non-Residential Classification - Any type use other than residential.

For each sewer service connection, the user shall be charged per month for sewer produced according to the water consumed as indicated by the water meter as follows:

Residential Classification:

First     2,000 gallons (minimum)      $18.49
per month 
Next      3,000 gallons      4.16
per 1,000 gallons 
Next     1,000 gallons     3.79
per 1,000 gallons

 

 

 

Non-Residential Classification:

First     2,000 gallons (minimum)      $22.80
per month 
Next      3,000 gallons      5.49
per 1,000 gallons 
Next     1,000 gallons     5.00
per 1,000 gallons

 

 

 

 

Outside the City Limits, the said rate shall increase by ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) of the set rate in each of the respective classifications.

 


Natural Gas Public Awareness Message


Waynesboro Gas asks you to call before digging in your yardWaynesboro Gas asks you to call before digging in your yard - (931) 722-5458 The National Transportation Safety Board states that pipelines provide the highest level of public safety as compared to others transportation modes. Everyday natural gas pipelines safely carry one of the world's reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly fuels to businesses, homes and neighborhoods like yours. Preventing pipeline emergencies is important to Waynesboro gas. We are part of this community and we're committed to delivering natural gas safely to our neighbors.

As good neighbors do, you can help, here's how.

Though natural gas pipeline incidents are rare, you should know these signs.

Look. Blowing dirt, bubbling water, dry spots in moist areas or dead plants surrounded by green plants may indicate a natural gas leak.

Listen. If you hear a hissing sound near a natural gas appliance or pipe it may be natural gas leaking.

Smell. Be aware of the distinctive, rotten egg - like smell of natural gas. You should take action anytime you detect even a small amount of this odor.



Don't break the law - call before you dig!

Did you know that excavation work, including digging in the yard and plowing is the most common cause of natural gas pipeline damage. Before beginning excavation of any kind, state law requires that you call TENNESSEE ONE CALL at 811 so all utility lines can be clearly marked by professionals prior to any digging. This is a free call so don't break the law.

If you suspect a leak take these actions:

  • Leave! If you ever detect a natural gas leak LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. Don't try to find or stop the leak.

  • Do Not Touch Anything Electrical before you leave or use a telephone - not even a cell phone!

  • Do not smoke, turn appliances on or off or operate any vehicle or equipment that could create a spark.

  • Call 911 immediately once you are out of the suspected area.


For more information on natural gas safety call Waynesboro Gas at 931-722-5458

THANKS, NEIGHBOR!!!