Water Resources

Outdoor Watering Schedule

As the county heads into summer and temperatures rise, Oconee County Water Resources reminds residents to adhere to the following non-drought conservation watering schedule that is in effect for Oconee County per Georgia Department of Natural Resources regulations:  

  • Odd-numbered addresses - Outdoor water use is allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays
  • Even-numbered addresses - Outdoor water use is allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
  • Drip irrigation and hand watering are allowed on any day and at any time

Being mindful about water use benefits the entire community by conserving this important resource and benefits individual residents by lowering their water bill!

For more information about the watering schedule and exceptions, visit https://www.oconeecounty.com/1278/15559/Oconee-County-Drought-Water-Conservation


Mail – Mail checks or money orders made payable to Oconee County Water Resources Department (or OCWRD) to PO Box 88, Watkinsville, GA 30677.

Drop Box – Located outside our front door is a drop box for payments. Please enclose stub with check or money order. The Water Department is not responsible for cash payments made in the drop box.

Online Bill-Pay – Set up through the customer’s personal bank. Please reference your account number on the payment. If paying more than one account, ALL account numbers must be referenced.   

 ** Payments sent with no/incorrect account numbers may be charged a lookup fee added to your account.

Pay by Credit Card or Automatic Bank Draft Pay online or by phone by calling (855)725-0896. Fees apply. You must first register your account for Bank Draft and to view prior invoices. 


Complete online Residential Service Application. When completed, OCWRD will email your new account number to you along with instructions on how to pay your service fee and deposit.


Please call our office. By appointment only.


Complete online Final Service Form.


Our mission is to provide clean, safe drinking water to all of our customers, promote water conservation through good stewardship and protect our streams and waterways through efficient wastewater treatment practices.


  • Supply Excellent Drinking Water
  • Collect and Treat Wastewater 
  • Maintain County Water Lines
  • Maintain Fire Hydrants
  • Maintain County Sewer Lines
  • Protect the Environment