GAUD By The Numbers

The Greater Augusta Utility District (GAUD) is a standalone quasi-municipal entity. Its roots go back to 1903, when the Augusta Water District was formed to take over a private water company. Today, the District is a regional public utility that owns, operates and maintains the water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure in Augusta; drinking water delivery in Manchester and East Winthrop; the wastewater system in Hallowell; and regional wastewater collection and treatment for the communities of Monmouth, Winthrop and Manchester.  We have an amazing amount of infrastructure and thought it would be fun to break it into some numbers to tell our story. Enjoy!

WATER

125 MILES
OF PIPING

502 PUBLIC
FIRE HYDRANTS

5,557 SERVICE
CONNECTIONS

150 GALLONS
OF WATER

CONSUMER AVERAGE
USE PER DAY

6 STORAGE TANKS
11.82 MILLION

GALLONS PEAK STORAGE

5 WELLS
3 IN THE WEST
2 IN THE EAST

$3.7 MILLION
BUDGET

1.7 MILLION
GALLONS OF WATER

PER YEAR

8 PUMPING/
DISINFECTING

STATIONS

WASTEWATER

142 MILES
OF PIPING

4,828 SERVICE
CUSTOMERS

13 PUMP
STATIONS

$4.6 MILLION
BUDGET

4 TRUNKLINE
STATIONS

4,008
MANHOLES

1.4 BILLION GALLONS
PER YEAR TREATED FLOW

3.7 MILLION GALLONS
TREATED EACH DAY

STORMWATER

100 MILES
OF PIPING

4.567 SERVICE
CUSTOMERS

 

$3.3 MILLION
BUDGET

2 COMBINED
SEWER OVERFLOW
(CSO) TANKS

RAILTRAIL AND
MILL PARK

4,655
CATCH BASINS

GAUD AT A GLANCE

1887
IS THE OLDEST PIPE
REPAIRED...SO FAR

1903
AUGUSTA WATER
DISTRICT FORMED

1960
AUGUSTA SANITARY
DISTRICT FORMED

2007
GREATER AUGUSTA
UTILITY DISTRICT
WAS CREATED

2.5 MILES OF PIPE
REPLACED EACH YEAR FOR
AN INVESTMENT OF $2.4 MILLION

34 TRUCKS 
AND EQUIPMENT

$11.6 MILLION
BUDGET

1,129 PAPERLESS
CUSTOMERS

38 EMPLOYEES
AND 9 ELECTED TRUSTEES