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Forsyth County to Introduce Two Electric Vehicles

Forsyth County to Introduce Two Electric Vehicles
In an effort to reduce emissions, fuel and maintenance costs, Forsyth County is replacing two gas powered vehicles within the county fleet with zero-emission Nissan Leaf electric vehicles.   “These electric vehicles will provide a vast cost savings to the County as the Nissan Leaf has an operating cost that is 80% less than the average gas vehicle, said Fleet Services Director Avery Gravitt. “This is equal to purchasing gas at 60 cents per gallon.”   Two ChargePoint dual-port level II charging stations will also be added at a later date to the County’s Administration Building parking deck (215 Mason St.). Two of the ports will be reserved for County ...

Open House Meeting Set for Operational Expansions at Fowler Water Reclamation Facility

Open House Meeting Set for Operational Expansions at Fowler Water Reclamation Facility
Public meeting for Fowler Water Reclamation Facility set for Sept. 23   The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department will host an open house meeting from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, to provide information and gather public feedback on plans to expand the permitted discharge of highly treated wastewater from the Fowler WRF (4050 Carolene Way) to Big Creek from a rested discharge rate of 2.5 mgd seasonally to 5 mgd year-round.   Residents are invited to review the proposed permit application from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 23, at the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main St.). Water & Sewer Department staff will be available to answer ...

Open House Meeting Set for Operational Expansions at Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility

Open House Meeting Set for Operational Expansions at Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility
Public meeting for Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility set for Sept. 9 The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department will host an open house meeting from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to provide information and gather public feedback on plans to expand the permitted discharge of highly treated wastewater from the Shakerag WRF (553 Kemp Rd.) from 1.25 million gallons per day (mgd) to 2.5 mgd.   Additionally, the new Shakerag WRF flow will combine with flow from the previously approved expansion of the Fowler WRF (7.5 mgd) to increase the permitted discharge of highly treated wastewater to the Chattahoochee River from 6.0 mgd to 10.0 mgd.   Residents are ...

Senior Services’ September Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ September Newsletter Now Available
Learn the health benefits of food seasonings, challenge your trivia with Team Jeopardy and go on a quest with Dungeons and Dragons for Seniors - this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information on these and other fun stay at home games and classes or call (770) 781-2178.

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected This Week

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected This Week
SR 400 will have scheduled daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Friday, Sept. 4.   Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Tuesday, Sept. 1 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) • Two lane (outside) closure on SR 400 northbound at Pilgrim Mill Road  • Several traffic paces on SR 400 northbound  Wednesday, Sept. 2 (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)                                                                      • One lane (inside) ...

Drinking Water Update: August 28

Drinking Water Update: August 28
Update:  August 28, 2020 There are two things we want you to know about your water from Forsyth County.  1)     It is safe to drink. 2)     We are continually testing and monitoring to ensure the safety of the water. Here is an update on two items. Unusual Odor and Taste Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department has installed a powder activated carbon (PAC) system at the drinking water treatment facility to help reduce the levels of MIB and Geosmin in the water.  While the PAC system is designed to reduce these levels, it may take time for the results to be seen throughout the county. Even once the MIB and Geosmin ...

Community Input Sought for Sawnee Mountain Preserve Overlook Amenities

Community Input Sought for Sawnee Mountain Preserve Overlook Amenities
New scenic overlook to be located at former Barker House property   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is seeking community input for amenities to be featured at a proposed scenic overlook at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The input process will be conducted online, and participants will be able to view a narrated presentation about the project as well as participate in a community engagement survey.   The presentation includes information about the project site, existing conditions and types of amenities that are being proposed. The survey, which is available through Sept. 10, and video presentation can be found here.   “We encourage residents to provide feedback for this beautiful overlook area at one ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 26 and 27

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected August 26 and 27
SR 400 will have scheduled southbound daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27.  Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Wednesday, Aug. 26 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)                                                                      • Two lane (outside) closure on SR 400 southbound at Pilgrim Mill Road  • Several traffic paces on SR 400 southbound  Thursday, Aug. 27, (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)    ...

Drinking Water Update

Drinking Water Update
Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department is aware that some residents have reported that their water has an unusual taste and odor. Testing of the raw water from Lake Lanier has confirmed that levels of Methylisoborneol (MIB) and Geosmin are higher than have been seen in past years.  These two compounds are not harmful. However, they can cause an earthy, musty taste and odor in water. While some people may notice this, many others will not notice it. Unfortunately, this taste and odor are not easily removed by traditional treatment techniques.   This earthy, musty taste and odor can be caused by ...

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