Unauthorized Usage Penalties

Tampering With Water Meters
Where the water has been cut off due to nonpayment, but is being received through tampering with the water meter, a fee of $65 will be charged to the account in connection with the placement of a locking device on the water meter. This fee will be in addition to any other fee previously assessed.

Tampering With Locked Device
Where a locking device place on a water meter has been broken or otherwise made ineffective, a fee of $105 will be charged to the account in addition to any other fee previously assessed.

Unauthorized Meter or Straight Line
Where a water meter has been removed and water is being obtained through an unauthorized meter or "straight line," a fee of $125 will be charged to the account in addition to any other fee previously assessed.

In addition to the above penalties, the responsible party may be cited with violation of Augusta-Richmond County Code Title 5, Chapter 2, Section 49, and subject to punishment as provided in Title 1, Chapter 6, Section 1.

For additional information or questions please contact the Customer Service Department at (706) 821-1851.