Power and Public Works

 
  4404 Acworth Industrial Dr NW, Acworth, GA 30101 | Office (770) 974-5233 | Fax (770) 974-4833


Power and Public Works Department
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MISSION STATEMENT

Acworth Power and Public Works takes great pride in supporting the development and cultural growth in our deeply rooted Community. We are dedicated to serve as principled stewards to the Citizens, Businesses and Visitors of Acworth by providing a comfortable and safe environment while engaging in proactive and innovative methods to bring the best quality of life to our neighborhoods while also providing thorough, efficient response time to serve the needs of our Community.

VISION STATEMENT

Acworth Power & Public Works will be recognized as a valued partner in our community through our responsiveness, innovation, and thoughtful financial stewardship.

Endlessly pursue the safest and most positive work environment with respect and care for all employees, and a commitment to individual and team growth.

VALUES

Safety Always:
We are dedicated to safely serving our residents, visitors, and fellow employees each and every time.

Pride:
Responsiveness and trust guide our actions. We will take ownership and be accountable for the quality of our service.

Integrity:
Honesty, trust and doing the right thing drive our behavior.

Commitment:
We are committed to the success of our residents, local business community, and fellow employees. We are focused on continuous improvement through innovation and high-quality standards.

Family Culture:
We take individual responsibility to create a respectful and caring work environment.  We value the differences of others and work to achieve team success. 


Power Department provides electric services to residential and commercial customers throughout the city and into portion of Cobb and Bartow Counties. The system maintains 100 miles of lines.

Public Works is responsible for sanitation services, maintenance of streets, right-of-way, and infrastructure of the city. Key staff members include the Director of Public Works, Assistant Director of Public Works, Sanitation Foreman, Soil Erosion Inspector, Streets Foreman, and Project Coordinator.




Acworth Power
The Acworth Power System, operating since 1906 provides electric power to roughly 6000 residential and commercial customers throughout the City and portions of Cobb and Bartow Counties. The system operates three high power feeder sub-stations, hundreds of mile of overhead and underground power line, maintains 2000 poles, hundreds of transformers and high voltage switch gear.  Acworth Power does not generate its own electricity, purchasing its power from various generating facilities through contract(s).  As such, Acworth Power is a member of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power) and receives electricity via Georgia Power lines through the Georgia Integrated Transmission System (ITS). Acworth Power is also an active member of Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG), a co-op of fifty-two Georgia cities with similar power needs and issues. ECG provides engineering services, testing of service meters and other highly technical specialized services involving system efficiency. Being a member of MEAG and ECG helps keep and maintain low rates for small municipal systems through greater purchasing and legislative leverage.
    

The Department has 17 employees; linemen, warehouse personnel, power utility locate personnel and meter readers.  All linemen are certificated through the ECG Lineman Apprentice Program and receive continuing power safety education.  Acworth Power maintains a fleet of bucket and derrick trucks, trenchers, chippers, directional boring units, track hoes and other general service vehicles. Acworth Power provides 24-hour service 365 days a year.

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Acworth Public Works

Public Works is comprised of several divisions including Streets, Sanitation, Fleet Maintenance, Contract Administration and Soil Erosion & Water Quality.  Public Works has a combined total of 24 employees and an array of various service vehicles including, dump trucks, trenchers, chippers, track hoes, rear load sanitation trucks, trash compactors and dumpsters.  Our fleet maintenance department services over 160 vehicles citywide along with various large equipment.