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Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2017 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2017 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2017 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. In late May and early June, the report was mailed to county water and sewer customers with their paper bills, and for those with paperless billing, the report was provided as a website link in their monthly invoice.   The report provides information from 2016 on where the county’s water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Forsyth County’s water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state drinking ...

Level 2 Drought Response Remains in Effect for Forsyth County

Level 2 Drought Response Remains in Effect for Forsyth County
Strict water conservation required for residents Forsyth County is among 12 counties in the state in which the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) recently determined will remain at Level 2 Drought Response due to its dependence on the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier for water. Level 2 Drought Response requires that residents follow strict water conservation. Outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by even and odd-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and properties without addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of midnight until 10 a.m. and/or 4 p.m. until ...

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Georgia EPD Elevates Drought Response Levels, Further Restricts Outdoor Water Use

Georgia EPD Elevates Drought Response Levels, Further Restricts Outdoor Water Use
Forsyth County is among the 52 counties in the state in which the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has raised the state’s drought response to Level 2. The declaration came in light of the lack of rain and increased dryness. Outdoor landscape watering is only allowed two days a week determined by even and odd-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) and properties without addresses may irrigate on Wednesday and Saturday with the exception of the mid-day hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may irrigate on ...

County Water Safe for All Uses

County Water Safe for All Uses
The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department has received reports of discolored water. The county wants to assure residents that all tests show their water is safe, despite some discoloration due to increased mineral content. The Water & Sewer Department is conducting continual testing to assess the water quality. All tests have shown the water is safe for all uses, including drinking, bathing and cooking, and there is no need to boil the water. “The discoloration in the water is being caused by natural minerals,” Director of Water & Sewer Tim Perkins said. “While it appears to already be ...

Level I Drought Response Declaration

Level I Drought Response Declaration
On September 9, 2016, Georgia Environmental Protection Division declared a Level I Drought Response in 53 counties, including Forsyth County. Outdoor watering is permitted daily between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Forsyth County encourages citizens to practice water conservation. Click here for information on conservation and efficiency programs.

Open House at Forsyth County’s New Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility Scheduled for July 29

Open House at Forsyth County’s New Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility Scheduled for July 29
Public invited to tour state-of-the-art plant   Forsyth County’s new Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility is complete and the public is invited to tour the facility during an open house scheduled for Friday, July 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. The new facility is located off of Kemp Road in southern Forsyth County.   “The Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility is a state-of-the art plant and we invite citizens to come tour it during the open house to see the technology that goes into treating wastewater to a very high standard,” Director of Water & Sewer Tim Perkins said.   The new facility will be Forsyth ...

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department 2016 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department 2016 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report details water quality in 2015 Beginning this month, the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department will be mailing the 2016 Water Quality Report to county water and sewer customers with their paper bills. For those who have chosen paperless billing, the report is viewable on the Water and Sewer Department webpage and printed copies can be picked up in the Water and Sewer Department offices in the County Administration Building, located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming, Suite 150. Reports can also be mailed upon request by calling (770) 781-2160.           The report provides information from 2015 ...

Boil Water Advisory for Portion of Northeastern Forsyth County Lifted

Boil Water Advisory for Portion of Northeastern Forsyth County Lifted
May 21, 2016: The boil water advisory that was issued Friday, May 20 for a portion of northeastern Forsyth County in the area of Shady Grove Road from Mountain View Trail to Lake Lanier, to include all roads off of Shady Grove Road between Mountain View Trail and the lake, has been lifted. Water quality tests have been completed and indicate the water is safe for consumption without boiling. Thank you.  View a map of the area that was impacted under the advisory (please note that only Forsyth County water customers were impacted). View a list of the roads that ...

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portion of Northeastern Forsyth County

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portion of Northeastern Forsyth County
May 20, 2016: A boil water advisory notice was issued just after midnight for a small portion of northeastern Forsyth County in the area of Shady Grove Road from Mountain View Trail to Lake Lanier, to include all roads off of Shady Grove Road between Mountain View Trail and the lake. The boil water advisory was issued due to a water main break. If you received a telephone call from Forsyth County’s emergency alert system and you are not located within the impacted area, please disregard the notification. We regret the error and apologize for any inconvenience. Those impacted by ...

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