In an effort to reduce the use of potable water for dust control, road cleaning and Hyrdo-seeding Forsyth County has installed three re-use water hydrants. These hydrants are located at 4050 Carolene Way, the Fowler Water Reclamation Facility, 5155 Laurel Springs Parkway, the Dick Creek WRF and on Kemp Road off McGinnis Ferry Road.
Re-use water is highly treated effluent from wastewater treatment plants this water has been disinfected and is safe for incidental human contact. Re-use water is tested, at least, daily for fecal coliform contamination and is retreated if it does not meet EPD standards; however, re-use water does not meet the standards for drinking water and must not be used for unintended purposes.
These hydrants are clearly marked Re-use water and have signs stating that the water is not to be used to fill swimming pools, hot tubs or wading pools, not for human or animal consumption, not for irrigation of food crops. These hydrants are painted purple, the symbol for re-use water, as are the signs.
Anyone wanting more information regarding the use of these hydrants or Forsyth Countyís re-use program can contact John Marshall at (678)455-8462.
DNR Reuse Water Permit Guidelines