Waycross - Ware County Development Authority | 2855 Forest Drive | PO Box 2046 | Waycross, GA 31503 | 912.283.2112 | info@wwda.us
Waycross-Ware County, GA


From electricity, to natural gas, to water and sewer, to fiber capacity, Waycross and Ware Counties utility providers have invested in the needed infrastructure to accommodate almost any industry.



The 1973 Georgia Territorial Electric Services Act established a retail competition between electric suppliers in Georgia. Through this act, customers with newly connected loads of 900 kilowatts or greater a choice of electricity supplier. This act applies to Georgia Power Company and the 42 Electric Membership Cooperatives.

Newly connected loads of 900 kW or greater at initial full operation, excluding redundant equipment, may be served by any supplier:

  • Outside Municipal Limits;
  • In areas annexed into a municipality after March 29, 1973, if the supplier owns lines in the municipality;
  • In wholly new municipalities

When one provider's service line crosses another supplier’s assigned rights, it creates “corridor right” which allows the customer to choose their electrical provider. Waycross and Ware County is currently served by two major companies: Georgia Power and Georgia EMC.

Georgia Power: Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.35 million customers in all but 4 of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Georgia EMC: Waycross and Ware County is proud to be servivced by three EMC's depending on the location.  All three have offices in the region, and depending on site location one of these three EMC's counld potentially service the project. Contact our office to find out if your project could be serviced by The Satilla, Slash Pine, or Okefenoke EMCserves commercial, industrial and residential customers in southeast Georgia.

Natural Gas

Atlanta Gas Light - Atlanta Gas Light provides natural gas service to more than 1.6 million customers in Georgia, and Waycross is no different. Atlanta Gas Light lines are located in a large portion of our community.


City of Waycross - The City of Waycross provides water and sewer services to locations inside the City Limits of Waycross. This includes many of the industrial sites within our Airport Industrial Park. 

Satilla Water & Sewer Authority- Satilla Water & Sewer Authority is located in Ware County.  Satilla Water and Sewer Authority extends to over 13,440 individuals, with approximately 220 miles of pipes. These pipes range from 2-12 inches and include 6,488 service connections and meters. Satilla has served more than 3,100 sewer customers.


City of Waycross - The City of Waycross provides water and sewer services to locations inside the city limits of Waycross. Additionally, the City of Waycross also services many of the sites within our Airport Industrial Park.

Satilla Water & Sewer Authority- Provider of safe and reliable water service to a 220 square mile service area that encompasses unincorporated areas of Ware and Brantley Counties. These services can range from 2-12 inch pipes and connect to over 6,488 connections and meters.


Multiple Providers - Property in Waycross and Ware County can be serviced by many providers which offer services ranging from DSL to fiber. Many of the sites in our Industrial Park have fiber capability.


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