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Covington has abundant small town charm with big city amenities. Known as "A Full Service Community", Covington offers a variety of services such as:
Covington has also developed a Main Street program which emphasizes downtown revitalization and historic preservation.
Through the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia’s (MEAG) statewide transmission and power generation system, Covington serves electricity which can reliably serve any size electrical load with competitive rates.
Besides electricity, Covington offers natural gas at very competitive rates to customers throughout much of Newton County. Covington owns its own gas distribution system and purchases gas wholesale from the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG).
Covington also owns and operates Covington Cable Television which offers 79 channels of quality programming.
Covington's water system is ran from Cornish Creek Water Plant. The plant is capable of producing 15 million gallons of water per day and water flows to Covington’s water customers through 130 miles of water lines the City maintains The Water Reclamation Division is comprised of a wastewater treatment plant that can treat up to 5.6 million gallons of wastewater per day; and EPD approved industrial pretreatment program: and a 1,500 acre joint venture land application facility used for final treatment and nutrient removal.
The Covington Fire Department provides fire protection, hazardous materials response, emergency medical first responder services, fire safety education, rescue operations, fire cause investigation, and fire code inspections. The Insurance Service Office Fire Defense Classification for the City of Covington is a "4".
The Covington Police Department was the first department in Georgia, and the tenth in the nation, to become nationally accredited. Besides investgation, patrol, and drug enforcement efforts, the department administers the local D.A.R.E. program aimed at providing the community with accurate information about drug abuse and crime prevention techniques.
Covington FiberNet offers commercial internet at speeds up to 70 times that of a T-1. Covington FiberNet also is capable of offering point-to-point connections and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
The City of Covington, is very fortunate to be the site of many beautifully preserved ante-bellum homes and rich heritage. Along with high tech and world renowned industries, Covington combines the best of both worlds. Covington and Newton County is a worthwhile destination, whether for a day, a week, or a lifetime. We hope to see you soon!