Covington is a Georgia city and the county seat of Newton County. It is located 35 miles southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. As of 2012, its population was 13,347. Covington was founded and incorporated in 1822 as the seat of the newly formed Newton County. Covington was named for United States Army Brigadier General and United States Congressman Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812. The city grew with the advent of the railroad in 1845. In 1864, General Sherman’s troops marched through during their March to the Sea. Although the city was looted, several antebellum homes were spared.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9 square miles, of which 13.8 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles (0.72%) is water.

According to the city’s website, Covington is a warm, friendly community with culturally diverse roots that date back to the early 1800s. Southern heritage and hospitality, coupled with long-standing forward thinking local government leadership and community planning makes Covington, Georgia the ideal place to live, work, or visit. Often called the “Hollywood of the South”, Covington or at least parts of it has been viewed through the medium of the television and movie screen across the country and around the world. Covington, Georgia, you’ll find it at the “corner of yesterday and tomorrow”.

Click here for a link to the Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority

The Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority was created by the state legislature in 1970. The Authority began with 1 full-time employee and 52 customers. Today the Authority has a staff of 48 full-time employees and serves 22,122 water customers and 6,048 sewer customers.

Newton County Water Quality Report – click here.

 

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