Fitzgerald Water Light and Bond Commission, the municipal utility provider in Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County, distributes electricity , natural gas, propane gas and water to residential, commercial and industrial customers within its territorial limits.  Its goal is to serve its customers with professionally-trained employees providing safe, reliable and affordable utilities.  

As part of Georgia’s modern integrated electrical transmission system, Ben Hill County has excellent ability to supply industrial demands.  Fitzgerald Utilities, governed by the Fitzgerald Water Light and Bond Commission, purchases power from MEAG and serves Fitzgerald through four substations with over 200 miles of 12.47 KV lines supplied from a 115, 000 volt transmission network.    

With a diverse generation portfolio and available capacity and energy, Fitzgerald Utilities can offer a stable and Competitive electric rate for industrial and commercial customers.  If demands exceeds 900 KW, the customer has a choice of electric supplier.  Alternate suppliers:  Georgia Power and Irwin EMC.


Plant capacity

Average Flow/Consumption

Storage Capacity

Pumping Capacity 


2.48 MGD

1.75 MG

5200 GPM


Plant Capacity 

Plant Load


2.8 MGD

Secondary Treatment Plant

Excess Capacity 

3.2 MGD

Local Providers

Utility Provider

Fitzgerald Utilities

Jeff Lewis, CEO


Non-Municipial Utility Providers

Georgia Power

Scott Purvis, South Region


Irwin EMC

Randy Crenshaw, CEO


Telecommunications Providers

Windstream Communications

Steve Pair, Network Manager



Rex Blankenship, Account Executive