About Lawrenceville Utilities

The City of Lawrenceville was founded in 1821 and has been in the utility business nearly two hundred years! Lawrenceville Utilities, owned and operated by the City of Lawrenceville, is made up of four different departments, or utilities:  Electric, Natural Gas, Water Resources, and Sanitation.

Electric:  Lawrenceville’s first power plant was built on a city lake in 1903.  In 2019, the City of Lawrenceville Electric Department serves more than 11,000 customers in Gwinnett County.  Led by Department Director Rick Baldwin, there are 17 employees in the division, including 12 line workers.

Natural Gas:  The City of Lawrenceville Natural Gas Department was established in the 1950’s and currently serves approximately 50,000 customers in four counties:  Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, and Walton.  It is the 2nd largest municipally owned gas department in the State of Georgia.  There are 43 employees in the division, led by Todd Hardigree, Department Director. Since 2015, the City of Lawrenceville Natural Gas Department has completed a $22M upgrades for gas infrastructure. 

Water Resources:  Lawrenceville’s first public well was dug on the court house square in 1821. In 2019, the City of Lawrenceville Water Department serves more than 7,000 customers (meters). Led by Department Director Mike Bowie, there are 9 employees in the division, including six distribution personnel and one plant operator. The Water Department averages 400,000 gallons of water produced each day from five wells.

Street and Sanitation:  The Street and Sanitation Department collects all residential and most of the commercial solid waste in the City of Lawrenceville. This department also take care of pot holes, street maintenance and street signs.  A special service provided to City of Lawrenceville residents is Leaf Pick-Up Service in the fall.  In February 2019, the Sanitation Department successfully switched to a four-day sanitation schedule, providing employees with a day dedicated to improving the upkeep of City streets, parks and public spaces commonly used by residents.  Led by Department Manager Ray Long, there are 30 employees in the division.  The Street and Sanitation Department serves approximately 7,000 customers weekly.