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PORTION OF SOUTH GASKIN AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING AUGUST 27, 2018
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Detour Route provided by Georgia D.O.T.

The City of Douglas has been alerted by Georgia DOT that a portion of South Gaskin Avenue is scheduled to close to through traffic Aug. 27 for removal of an old culvert, part of the widening of the Douglas perimeter road (U.S. 221/SR 135).

Drivers will not be able to access Gaskin Avenue from perimeter road/Bowens Mill Road. Traffic will detour to Old Axson Road and then to Pine Street. Local traffic can access Gaskin from Pine Street, but no through traffic will be allowed. The detour is permitted for 30 calendar days.

A contractor installed a new culvert in June 2017. Removal of the old culvert was delayed to minimize the amount of time a detour would be required. The culvert accommodates the stream that runs under Gaskin Avenue and the widening of perimeter road.
 
The $32.7 million Georgia Department of Transportation project to widen and reconstruct SR 135 is about 62% complete. The project begins at U.S. 441, where it ties into the southwest portion of the perimeter road, and ends at SR 32. It includes construction of a bridge to replace the at-grade railroad crossing near Iron Road to enhance safety and alleviate traffic back-ups. Two lanes of the bridge are open to traffic. Dirt is being hauled in to build up the other side of the overpass. The entire project is due to be finished in May 2020 and the prime contractor is East Coast Asphalt LLC.


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Contact
Mike Hudson
Director

321 S. Pearl Ave.
P.O. Box 470
Douglas, GA  31533

Ph: (912) 389-3445
Fx: (912) 384-0460

Utilities Non-Emergencies
Ph: (912) 384-3302
Dial 3-1-1

Emergency Ph: 9-1-1

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION
The first electric lights were turned on in Douglas on May 26, 1905.  Since then, Douglas City's electrical distribution system has grown to consist of 132.15 miles of high voltage primary lines. 
The Electric Department is responsible for:
  • Distributing electric service to more than 5,000 residents
  • Maintaining 5,000 street and security lights

Additional Information
The Electric Department is a member of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia.


WATER AND WASTEWATER DISTRIBUTION
ESG Operations, Inc. is contracted by the City of Douglas for the day-to-day operations of the Water and Wastewater division.
The Water and Wastewater Division responsibilities include:
  • Maintaining the following facilities:
    • 18 wastewater lift stations
    • Four half-million gallon elevated tanks
    • Six wells
  • Pumping an average of 4.8 million gallons of water per day
  • Serving an estimated 4,700 households
  • Treating up to six million gallons of wastewater per day

Resources


NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION

Since 1962, the Natural Gas Department has been supplying natural gas in the city and Coffee County.  The responsibilities of the Natural Gas Department are:
  • Conducting a variety of surveys and inspections including:
    • Leak surveys
    • Regular station inspections
    • Valve inspections
    • Yearly safety inspections
  • Selling and servicing appliances
  • Supplying natural gas to:
    • 10 industrial customers
    • 280 commercial customers
    • 1,170 residential customers

Heating Energy Assistance Team

The Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT) is a nonprofit organization that assists Georgians with their home energy needs. For more information, please visit the program's website.

Natural Gas Customer Deposits and Fees
If you own your home, your fees will be: 
  • Cut-on fee - $20
  • Deposit - $40
  • Pilot light fee - $10

If you rent your home, the Natural Gas Department will contact your landlord to sign a form stating they approve gas service at this location. If the landlord approves, your fees will be: 
  • Cut-on fee - $20
  • Deposit - $60
  • Pilot light fee - $10

Tap fees vary depending on the size of the gas line run to the location.  If natural gas service is available in your area, you will pay your deposit/fees at City Hall located at 224 E. Bryan St, Douglas, GA 31533.

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Know What's Below...Call Before You Dig!
Before you start digging, call (800) 282-7411 to find out the location of nearby power lines. View the Call Before You Dig brochure for more information.

PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION
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Correct Placement of Cart for curbside pick up.
ESG Operations, Inc. is contracted by the City of Douglas for the day-to-day operations of the Public Works division.
The mission of the Public Works division is to provide and maintain the city’s street, sanitation, stormwater, traffic control, animal control, and engineering for the protection of the public and improvement of the quality of life for the residents, businesses and visitors of Douglas.  We strive to provide quality services, within available resources, to our customers in a timely and efficient manner.  We provide these services as well as support economic growth, public health, personal safety. Our personnel also serve as first-responders in emergency situations. 

Divisions

Regular/Recycling Pickup Schedule - Regular trash carts are picked up Monday-Thursday beginning at 6am.  Please place cart at proper location on the night before pickup.  Recycling is every other Friday. 

Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

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Mosquito Control Program
Citizens can control mosquitoes by removing standing or stagnant water that can be found in birdbaths, swimming pools, wheelbarrows, ceramic pots, pet dishes, etc. Eliminating tall grass, weeds, and excess vegetation around your home will also help to control mosquitoes.  To protect your family from “the bite”, stay indoors at dawn, dusk, and early evening when mosquitoes are more active and remember to apply insect repellent.  


MOSQUITO CONTROL FLYER
MOSQUITO CONTROL TIPS
MOSQUITO BITE PREVENTION
MOSQUITO BITE PREVENTION WHILE TRAVELING

For more information about Zika Virus threats and dangers visithttp://www.cdc.gov/zika


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