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Barry Lucas Named Interim Water & Sewer Department Director

Barry Lucas Named Interim Water & Sewer Department Director
County Manager Kevin Tanner appointed Barry Lucas to serve as interim Water and Sewer Department director effective Feb. 3, following the retirement of Director Tim Perkins. Perkins retired Feb. 2, after a 33-year career with Forsyth County government.   Lucas previously served as Deputy Director for the Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department since 2002. In that role, he was responsible for managing all engineering related activities for the department, including master planning, project planning, project management and construction of all capital improvement projects. Lucas also has managed several programs including development review, the sewer flow monitoring program, easement and property acquisition among others.    Lucas began his service with Forsyth County in ...

The County Spotlight: Water & Sewer Director (Retired) Tim Perkins

The County Spotlight: Water & Sewer Director (Retired) Tim Perkins
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Water & Sewer Department Director Tim Perkins about his role with Forsyth County government and his final day with Forsyth County on Tuesday, Feb. 3. All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Department of Water and Sewer Wins Multiple Awards

Department of Water and Sewer Wins Multiple Awards
Georgia Association of Water Professionals Recognizes Facility and Systems During the Nov. 19 Board of Commissioners meeting, Forsyth County’s Department of Water and Sewer was recognized by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) for excellence in multiple areas. The James Creek Water Reclamation Facility received the highest score among all of the applicants in its capacity classification and was selected as Water Reclamation Facility of the Year in the 1 to 3 million gallons per day category. In addition to the award for facility, the department also received two Gold Awards. The first was for the County’s distribution system, which delivers fresh water to homes, businesses and schools. This is ...

Notice Issued to Residents Regarding Missed October 2019 Water Sample

Notice Issued to Residents Regarding  Missed October 2019 Water Sample
While collecting and testing water samples for Total Coliform bacteria in Oct. 2019, the Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department collected and tested 119 samples, one short of the required 120 monthly samples.  The results of the 119 samples, collected from representative locations throughout the County’s water distribution system, were negative. A notice of the missed regulatory monitoring requirement has been mailed to all County water customers with their water bills. A link to the notice is also being included on e-bills and can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.  “Over 1,300 tests are conducted annually to ensure that drinking water ...

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Director Announces Retirement

Forsyth County Water and Sewer Director Announces Retirement
Following 33 years with Forsyth County government, Water and Sewer Department Director Tim Perkins has announced his upcoming retirement. His last day with the County will be Feb. 2, 2021. “I am proud of what the Water and Sewer Department has been able to achieve for the residents of Forsyth County,” said Perkins. “I have enjoyed working with departmental staff and others in the County over the years. I always encouraged my staff to be service oriented, and to go above and beyond in helping residents.” Perkins joined Forsyth County as the Assistant County Engineer in March 1988. He then became ...

Drinking Water Update - Oct. 16

Drinking Water Update - Oct. 16
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 the unusual taste and odor.  Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department is aware that some residents are experiencing an unusual taste and odor with their water. 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.  What are Geosmin and MIB? Both Geosmin and MIB are naturally occurring compounds ...

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 ...

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 ...

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