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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 ...

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 ...

Wright Joins Forsyth County Water & Sewer as Deputy Director of Business Services

Wright Joins Forsyth County Water & Sewer as Deputy Director of Business Services
Bradley Wright, CPA, will join Forsyth County government on July 13 as the deputy director of Businesses Services for the Water & Sewer Department. In this newly created role, Wright will oversee aspects of the department related to finances and customer service.   Wright brings over 25 years of experience in finance and management. His background includes an extensive career with Verizon Wireless, where he held several regional and national director level positions. Most recently, Wright served as director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Verizon Connect in the Atlanta area.   “We are extremely excited to have a person with Bradley’s experience join our team,” said Water & Sewer Department Director Tim ...

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2020 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2020 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com and on water bill statements   The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2020 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. The report will be provided as a website link on mailed County water and sewer 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 2019 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 2019.   The report ...

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions
The Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) will open to residents, on an appointment and digital waitlist basis, beginning June 1. To enhance the customer service experience with residents while promoting social distancing, Forsyth County will be utilizing WaitWhile, a free appointment and waitlist system. Residents can access the system here: forsythco.com/appointments. This system will allow residents to make an appointment or join a waitlist for those activities that require face-to-face interaction. If the waitlist is selected, residents will be able to view their location on the waitlist and be informed via text message and/or email when it ...

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2019 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2019 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com and on water bill statements   The Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department 2019 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. The report will be provided as a website link on mailed county water and sewer 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 2018 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 2018.   A PDF ...

Drinking Water Week is May 5-11

Drinking Water Week is May 5-11
County recognizes importance of water, service of water professionals Forsyth County government, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the water community across North America will celebrate Drinking Water Week May 5-11 by recognizing the vital role drinking water plays in daily life.  “Water is crucial to life, yet it is often something we take for granted,” said Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson. “During this week we recognize that tap water delivers public health protection, fire protection, as well as support for our economy and the quality of life we enjoy.”  In addition to recognizing the critical importance of ...

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 ...

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