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Quality of Life
Quality of Life Just a short drive from the heart of Georgia’s Low Country, the pace is just a little bit slower, the air a little bit sweeter, and the community just a little more like home.  Grown from humble, hardworking roots, Effingham County flourishes as one of Georgia’s premiere commercial and residential areas.

Just as serenely as the Savannah and Ogeechee rivers flow around Effingham County, so does life flow through our borders.  People come to Effingham for its peacefulness, where neighbors know each other and lend a helping hand whenever it’s needed.

Effingham is a place where history and progress peacefully coexist, allowing residents to remember how things used to be while keeping an eye firmly on the future.  It’s this unique combination along with a focus on family, quality of life and balanced growth that have made Effingham one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.

Utility Connections
To Establish Water and Sewer Services

Guyton Rincon Springfield
Utilities 912-772-3333 Utilities 912-826-5745 Utilities 912-754-6666
Water 912-772-3353 Water 912-826-2076 Water 912-754-6666

In some cases, you will be required to pay a deposit. This deposit is refundable after demonstration of a history of prompt payment, or at the closing of your final bill. The amount of your deposit is dependent on the size of your water meter and estimated water use. To sign up for service you must present a copy of your lease agreement or closing statement and Drivers License or valid Georgia ID with SS#.

In Unincorporated Areas of Effingham County, contact:
Effingham County Zoning, Planning & GIS Department

768 Hwy 119 South Springfield, GA 31329
Telephone: (912) 754-2105

Solid Waste Removal Services
Guyton City Limits - City Hall Republic Services 912-772-3353 912-964-2211
Rincon City Limits - Utilities Waste Management of Savannah 912-826-5745 or 912-965-0300
Springfield City Limits - City Hall  912-754-6666
Outside City Limits - Effingham County Sanitation Dept.912-754-4668 – ext. 0

Natural Gas Service
To establish gas service contact Atlanta Gas Light, an AGL Resources Company.
Telephone: (800) 427-5463 www.aglresources.com.

Electrical Service
Georgia Power serves all customers within state assigned areas. To establish electrical service, contact:
Residential Needs (888)660-5890; Business Needs (888)655-5888 


Cable Service

Comcast: 912-658-7859
Address: 145 Park of Commerce Dr., Savannah, GA 31405

Effingham Herald:

Effingham Now: 912-826-1290
Savannah Business Report: 912-351-9122

Telephone Service

Windstream Order by phone: 800-843-9214  8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday
You may also order online at: www.windstream.com

Planters Rural Telephone Cooperative
(Portions of Effingham County)

PO Box 8 100 Ogeechee St. Newington, GA 30446
Business Hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
24 Hour Repair 912-857-4415 Email: planters(at)planters.net 

Comcast Phone Service
Order by phone: 912-658-7859

Windstream:  800-843-9214
Planters.Net:  912-857-3402 
Comcast:        912-658-7859

Housing/Real Estate
Deciding to make Effingham County your home?  Local real estate professionals can help you find the location that’s just right for you.  Let one of our Chamber Members help you get started on the search for your new home. 

Property Taxes
Effingham County property taxes http://www.effinghamcounty.org/

Public Schools
In Effingham County, the focus is on students.  A quality school environment with student/teacher ratios lower than the state average, the school administration channels its resources into the classroom and provides a safe learning environment for its educators and students.  New fall enrollments reach close to 300 students each year, but Effingham manages to uphold its standards despite continued growth.  To get more information on Effingham County schools, click here http://www.effinghamschools.com.

Source:  Effingham County Board of Education  Effingham Schools Directory Http://effinghamschools.schoolwires.com/1065106271022880/lib/1065106271022880/School_Directory_2007-08_for_website.pdf  



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