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Fix a Leak Week Encourages Residents to Check for Leaks

Fix a Leak Week Encourages Residents to Check for Leaks
Thousands of gallons can be lost to leaks every year March 18-24 is Fix a Leak Week, an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The average household can lose more than 10,000 gallons of water every year, with approximately 10% of homes having leaks that lose 90 gallons or more per day. Fixing easily corrected household leaks can save homeowners money on their water bill. “With Lake Lanier at an all-time high, it can be easy for us to overlook the fact that water is a very valuable resource,” said Director of Forsyth County Department of Water and ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighter

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighter
Personnel receive awards for life-saving actions In a ceremony held Friday, March 15, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented awards, promoted 18 personnel and swore in a new firefighter. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held in the Forsyth County Administration Building. Awards were presented to personnel in the first portion of the ceremony. 12 Life Saved awards were presented to Fire Department personnel in recognition of outstanding actions over the past several years.  “The Life Saved Awards are an opportunity for the Fire Department to highlight the decisive and extraordinary efforts of our personnel that directly led to ...

Text to 911 Service Now Available in Forsyth County

Text to 911 Service Now Available in Forsyth County
For use when voice calls are not possible Forsyth County 911 residents in need of emergency services are now able to send a text message to 911 when voice calls are not viable.  “Voice calls are still the best and fastest way to contact 911,” said 911 Center Director Pat Giordano.  “But having the option to send a text message provides an opportunity for those with hearing or speech impairments and those in unsafe conditions to seek help.” The service is offered by all mobile providers to customers with a text or data plan. When texting 911 might be better than calling: • If you ...

Open House Seeks Community Input for an Integrated Trail System in Northern Forsyth County

Open House Seeks Community Input for an Integrated Trail System in Northern Forsyth County
Community invited to review and refine plans for trail system  A community open house will be held on Thursday, March 28, at the Forsyth County Administration Building for citizen review and feedback of a subarea plan designed to establish an integrated trail system in the northern portion of the county. The proposed trail incorporates land-use connections between neighborhoods, county facilities and the county’s natural resources including Lake Lanier, Sawnee Mountain and the Etowah River and is being developed to build upon the Forsyth County Bicycle Transportation & Pedestrian Walkways 2025 Plan.  “The subarea plan brings together the county’s emphasis on health and ...

Community Input Sought on Park Design Update

Community Input Sought on Park Design Update
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is seeking community input on an update to the master plan design for Caney Creek Preserve (2755 Caney Rd.). Residents are invited to attend a public meeting at Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.   “Attendees will have the opportunity to look at ideas for updates to current facilities as well as designs for additional amenities,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.  The format of the meeting will be drop-in and everyone who attends will have the opportunity to offer feedback.  Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center is located at ...

Scheduled Water Outage: Wilde Brook Subdivision

Scheduled Water Outage: Wilde Brook Subdivision
The Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer has a scheduled water outage for the Wilde Brooke subdivision on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. This outage will start at approximately 9 a.m. and last until approximately 4 p.m. Once water service is restored, all water used for drinking, cooking or preparing baby food should be boiled. The water should be boiled for at least one full minute after reaching a full boil. This advisory will last for 48 hours after water service is restored, unless notified otherwise by the Forsyth County Department of Water and Sewer. For additional information regarding the boil water ...

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks
Use daylight saving time as a reminder to replace alarm batteries   March 10, marks the start of daylight-saving time and the Forsyth County Fire Department encourages residents to take this opportunity to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.    “We highly recommend changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every six to twelve months, so it makes sense to change the batteries when changing clocks for daylight-saving time,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Simply taking a few minutes twice a year to replace batteries and test alarms could be a life saver for families.” Prior to replacing alarm ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful celebrates 25 years, residents are invited to attend the Forsyth County Transportation Summit and Shady Grove Campground prepares to open for the season! We cover these topics in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On Demand at forsythco.com. 

Boil Water Advisory

Boil Water Advisory
Due to a water service line break, water has been shut off to a portion of Silversmith Drive (house numbers 7810-7940), all of Jackson Lane, Estee Drive and Cleveland Court. A boil water advisory is in effect for these locations. Signs are being posted in the affected areas. Tap water will need to be boiled for at least one minute before consuming it, using it for washing fruits and vegetables, or using it for brushing teeth.  

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