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Hartwell City Gas Department

City of Hartwell Gas Department

The Gas Department is supervised by Audie Laviolette and consists of 10 personnel.

The Gas Department was established in the 1950's. Since then, the department has provided natural gas service to 2,100 customers in Hartwell and Hart County. 

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Interested in receiving a free gas hot-water heater?

For Existing Customers Only

Dear Homeowner and City Customer:

The City of Hartwell is pleased to bring you an opportunity to lower your utility bill and increase the level of comfort in your home. The City is promoting natural gas water heating by offering a Water Heater Change-Out Program! How will this lower your utility bill and improve your home comfort? When compared to electric water heating, natural gas water heating can save customers hundreds of dollars a year. Over the life of a gas water heater, a customer can realize a savings in the thousands of dollars. In addition to the savings, natural gas water heaters recover or heat much quicker than an electric water heater. That means more hot water for less money.

To help customers begin enjoying the advantages of natural gas water heating, the City will provide you a free natural gas water heater from the local participating dealer of your choice.

Here is how the Water Heater Change-Out Program works:

  1. To qualify, you must be a natural gas customer currently using an electric water heater.
  2. Call City Hall at 706-376-4756 for additional details.
  3. The customer arranges for the installation of the new water heater within thirty days of receipt of the water heater.
  4. The City inspects the installation to ensure the water heater has been installed.
Participating Dealers, Plumbers, and Contractors

Lewis Lumber & Supply Co.  Mc Gee Heating & Air
237 Cleveland Ave. 93 Old 29 Highway
Hartwell, GA 30643 Hartwell, GA 30643
706-376-3288 706-376-7733
  Johnson Heating & Air
  780 South Jackson St.
  Hartwell, GA 30643
Thornton Appliance Center Cook's Service Company
112 W. Franklin St. 586 Cedar Pond Rd.
Hartwell, GA 30643 Hartwell, GA 30643
706-376-9013 706-376-2896

The City of Hartwell values your business. Our staff will be happy to give you more information about the program.
If you have any questions, call us at 706-376-4756. 


Georgia law mandates that, before beginning any mechanized digging or excavation work, you must contact Georgia 811 by using eRequest on or by calling 811 or 1-800-282-7411 at least 48 hours but no more than 10 working days in advance to have utility lines marked. 

Georgia 811 is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preventing damage to Georgia's underground utilities and promoting public safety. We function as a communication system, connecting our member utility companies with professional excavators and homeowners who are planning mechanized digging activity such as excavation, tunneling, grading, boring and demolition. 

Although it is not required by Georgia law to notify the Georgia 811 if a smaller, non-mechanized digging project is planned, we encourage residents to do so to ensure their personal safety and the safety of those around them. These projects can include installing a fence, deck, swing set or mail box; planting trees or landscaping. 

This notification system provides Georgia 811 members an opportunity to locate and identify any underground facilities they may have in an area where digging is planned.

Homeowner eRequest: 

Homeowner eRequest is an online application form for homeowners to start the locate request process. It will let you send GA811 the information necessary for us to process your locate request. We will review your request, determine the Member facility owner/operators to be notified and then get back to you with pertinent information about your request. Homeowners can access the eRequest form by visiting

About EDEN: 

EDEN (Excavation Digging Event Notification) is a Web Application that enables Members and Professional Excavators to create, manage, respond to and edit Georgia 811 Locate Request Tickets. EDEN can be accessed online or on your mobile device via the EDEN Mobile Application (available for Android, iPhone, and iPad). For more information about EDEN, visit




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