About Lawrenceville Utilities

The City of Lawrenceville was founded in 1821 and has been in the utility business more than 100 years! Lawrenceville Utilities, owned and operated by the City of Lawrenceville, is made up of three different departments, or utilities:

  • Electric
  • Natural Gas
  • Sanitation


Lawrenceville’s first power plant was built on a city lake in 1903. In 2020, the City of Lawrenceville Electric Department serves more than 11,000 customers in Gwinnett County. The Department currently contains 17 employees in the division, including 12 line workers.

Natural Gas

The City of Lawrenceville Natural Gas Department was established in 1951 and currently serves approximately 50,000 customers in three counties:

  • Gwinnett
  • Rockdale
  • 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 $22 million in upgrades for gas infrastructure.


The Sanitation Department collects all residential and most of the commercial solid waste in the City of Lawrenceville.  A special service provided to City of Lawrenceville residents is Leaf Pick-Up Service in the fall.

The City recently delivered 95-gallon roll-out trash carts to all customers residing within the city limits for curbside collection of solid household waste.

The Sanitation Department operates on 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 Sanitation Department serves approximately 7,000 customers weekly.