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City Hall

5/21/2018

City Hall will be closed Monday, May 21, 2018 from approximately 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM to attend a live training seminar. 

If you need to make a payment: please drop it off in the drop-box on...

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Water & Sewer Policies

5/4/2018

After some recent questions that have been raised, we have revised our Water and Sewer Rates and Policies page to include a copy of our current rates and policies for our department. Please click...

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Water Clarity

5/1/2018

Due to a fire this afternoon, the Athens Fire Department had to utilize a hydrant on Hargrave Street. 

Please note that some customers may notice some temporary cloudiness when they run their...

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CANCELLED: Council Meeting 4/9/18

4/9/2018

Due to the agenda not being posted on the City of Athens website in a timely manner, tonight’s City Council Meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled to Monday, April 16 at 7 P.M. The agenda was...

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Water/Sewer E-billing

3/13/2018

The City of Athens Water/Sewer Department is now offering e-billing services!

Please call our office today at 217-636-8429 to get your account set up for e-bills and to select your delivery...

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Phones at City Hall

3/6/2018

The phone system is currently down at City Hall until further notice. Our office is still open, and we will update here once the phone lines are back up.

Thank You!

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Water Main Break

2/21/2018

Attention Athens Residents-
Due to a water main break in the south end of town, State Street (off of East Little) will be closed.
Crews are in the area and a JULIE locate has been phoned in. We do...

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Flags at Half-staff to Honor Victims of Florida Tragedy

2/15/2018

Following the school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida on February 14, President Trump has ordered all flags of the United States to be flown at half-staff. All flags are to be flown this way...

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February Water Bills

2/6/2018

Some of our customers may notice a different bill in their mailbox this month. Some bills were printed on traditional cardstock and some were printed on paper and mailed in an envelope.

The City...

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LIFTED BOIL ORDER

1/9/2018

The boil order for the Athens Water District has been lifted and is no longer in effect as of 10:00 AM on 1/9/18. 

If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 217-636-8429. 

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BOIL ORDER

1/8/2018

Due to the recent water main breaks in the City of Athens, a boil order is still in effect for the entire Athens Water District until further notice. 

We will post updates here on our website...

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ATHENS ROAD CLOSURES

1/7/2018

IMPORTANT TRAFFIC UPDATE FOR CITY OF ATHENS:

Due to another water main break located at the intersection of Hargrave St and Wood St, Hargrave Street and Wood Street will be closed. As a result,...

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Wood Street Water Main Break

1/7/2018

Another water main break has been located in the City of Athens. Crews are currently on scene at Wood and Hargrave streets.

As of current we are trying to isolate the break and get it repaired....

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Repaired Water Main!

1/6/2018

We have located and repaired the over 2 foot long water main break. Those of you who are still without water or have lowered water pressure should be seeing that resolved soon.

WE ARE STILL UNDER...

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UPDATE: Main Break

1/5/2018

Update:

The City has been fortunate that many customers have not lost much pressure. Our towers are on and a boil order is still in effect until further notice. Some areas may be without water...

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