The White County Water Authority was created as a political subdivision of the State of Georgia by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on March 28, 1984 to facilitate providing water service to citizens of White County. However, the Authority is not a taxing entity and therefore operates as an enterprise, meaning it operates solely off of the revenues from water bills and fees.

The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors composed of seven members. The operations of the Authority utilizes a Board of Directors-Administrator form of organization. The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to the Board. The Board adopts a balanced budget annually and establishes billing rates and fees for the operations of the Water Authority. The Executive Director has the responsibility of administering operations in accordance with the policies and the annual budget adopted by the Board of Directors.

The goal for White County Water Authority is to provide reliable water services to our community through innovation, efficiency and the protection of our water environment.