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    • Last Updated: 04/12/2017
    • Effective Date: 04/01/2017

    Policy Statement

    Energy Services (706-542-7416) in the Facilities Management Division is the primary point of contact for all new utility connection requests, disconnection of existing utilities, and questions pertaining to utility billing or other issues.  The purpose of this single point of contact is to provide for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation & maintenance of utility distribution equipment and systems throughout the University in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

    Ga 811 call before you dig: By law in the State of Georgia anyone who is digging in the ground with a mechanical device or piece of equipment is required to call 811 to request a utility locate for the geographical dig area.  Once a locate ticket is received, UGA FMD Energy Services locators will locate all utilities owned by the University; all UGA owner fiber network, telecom will be located by UGA E.I.T.S. and all other vendors will locate their respective underground systems, Athens Clarke County for water lines, etc.

    Reason for policy
    To maintain awareness of all utility related accounts and concerns, establish new utility connections in a timely manner, negotiate the best possible rate structure, and assist in the University's mission of continuously improving its compliance with regulatory requirements and sustainability goals.