Unclaimed Water Refunds

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is looking for individuals
who are due more than $25,000 in refunds from closed water
accounts. Tina Wetherford, Finance and Administration Division
Manager, said the refunds date back to July, 2008. “We have exhausted all
efforts to get in touch with the customers on the list. We really hope
some of these people will come forward so we can settle their
accounts and not have to turn this money over to the state,”
Wetherford said.
 
Accounts prior to 2008 have been turned over to the State of Georgia
as unclaimed per the State regulations. Wetherford said future
plans include running the listing of unclaimed refunds annually.
 
Customers and former customers who think they might be due a
refund should check the list on the city website, www.gainesville.org.
If your name is listed please call the Public Utilities Department at
770-535-6878 or email customerservice@gainesville.org.
They will need time to process the paperwork before
any checks can be issued.
 
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department serves around 50,000
accounts.