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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 ...

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 ...

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.  

Updated Information on Proposed Reclamation Facility in Northeast Forsyth

Updated Information on Proposed Reclamation Facility in Northeast Forsyth
Forsyth County is planning to design and construct a water reclamation facility that uses advanced wastewater treatment on a 99-acre site in the northeastern portion of the county. At the Wednesday, December 12 Town Hall meeting, attendees submitted questions regarding the proposed new facility. Residents can view those questions and responses by clicking here.  A previously created document containing information and Frequently Asked Questions regarding this facility can be viewed here. The Town Hall meeting can be viewed by clicking here. 

Information on Proposed Water Reclamation Facility in Northeast Forsyth

Information on Proposed Water Reclamation Facility in Northeast Forsyth
Forsyth County is planning to design and construct a water reclamation facility that uses advanced wastewater treatment on a 99-acre site in the northeastern portion of the county. At the December 6 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting and Public Hearings, information on this facility was presented.  The video is available here:   A document containing information and Frequently Asked Questions regarding this facility can be viewed here. On Wednesday, December 12, a Town Hall meeting will be held where residents can learn more about this facility.  The meeting will be held in the Commissioners' Meeting Room (Suite 220) on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 110 ...

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2018 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2018 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com   The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2018 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. In early June, the report will be mailed to county water and sewer customers with their paper bills, and for those with paperless billing, the report will be provided as a website link in their monthly invoice.     The report provides information from 2017 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 water health standards in 2017.   A PDF version of ...

Level 1 Drought Response Lifted

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has lifted the Level 1 Drought Response in Forsyth County. All Georgians must still follow the state’s non-drought outdoor water use schedule which allows all types of outdoor water use, but landscape watering only before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily to limit evaporation during the warmest part of the day. Many types of outdoor water use are allowed under the law. For details: https://goo.gl/E2JzHx.

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.

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