In an effort to reduce the use of potable water for dust control, road cleaning, and hyrdoseeding, 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's Creek Water Reclamation Facility, and on Kemp Road off McGinnis Ferry Road.
Re-use water is a 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. 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, and 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 County's re-use program can contact John Marshall at 678.455.8462.
DNR Reuse Water Permit Guidelines