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Storm Drain Art Contest Challenges Students to Promote Water Quality Education

Storm Drain Art Contest Challenges Students to Promote Water Quality Education
Contest winners to have artwork displayed on various County storm drains Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer invite high school students to showcase their artistic abilities in the 2021 Storm Drain Art Contest.  Current Forsyth County high school students are asked to submit original artwork that educates about water quality and clearly enhances the theme: Only Rain Goes Down the Drain.  Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, and will be judged by a review panel. Winners will be announced in early October. Three contest winners will receive $100 in ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Fowler Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Fowler Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades
Forsyth County officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 12, for a recent expansion at the Fowler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in southwest Forsyth. Photos from the event can be found by clicking here.  The expansion at the facility, which was completed in early 2021, increased the wastewater treatment capacity from 2.5 million gallons per day (mgd) to five million mgd. The improvements allow for Fowler WRF to incrementally expand up to 7.5 mgd capacity as needed. Additional improvements to the facility include: - New four million-gallon equalization tank that provides the ability to manage peak flows for consistent treatment ...

VIDEO: Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux Tours Water Reclamation Facility and Big Creek Greenway

VIDEO: Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux Tours Water Reclamation Facility and Big Creek Greenway
On Monday, June 14, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) visited Forsyth County’s Fowler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and Big Creek Greenway as part of a tour of infrastructure facilities in her district highlighting initiatives and legislation she supports for improved infrastructure. During the visit, Congresswoman Bourdeaux was provided a guided tour of the WRF to get a look at the process for cleaning and returning water back into the environment. The Fowler WRF recently underwent an expansion to increase capacity from 2.5 MGD to 5 MGD (million gallons per day). The expansion was made to accommodate growth in the area, as well as provide redundancy within the system. The ...

New Waterline Extension Policy Allows Residents to Apply for County Water

New Waterline Extension Policy Allows Residents to Apply for County Water
Residents within the current Water & Sewer service boundary can now petition for service During their meeting on May 6, 2021, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a new waterline extension policy that outlines how residents can apply for County water service in areas currently not served by the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer (FCDWS). The policy can be found by clicking here.   This policy establishes the parameters for addressing ad hoc petitions for waterline extensions that are not specified in the FCDWS capital improvement plan.   Residents within the FCDWS service boundary seeking to have County water services provided can request services by filling out a ...

Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer 2021 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer  2021 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com and on water bill statements The Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer 2021 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. The report, which can be found by clicking here, will be included in 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 2020 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 ...

Forsyth County Recognizes National Public Works Week May 16-21

Forsyth County Recognizes National Public Works Week May 16-21
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed May 16-22, 2021, as National Public Works Week in Forsyth County to recognize public works departments as essential for the health and well-being of residents. Forsyth County public works departments include Engineering, Roads and Bridges, Stormwater, Water and Sewer, Recycling and Solid Waste, Fleet Maintenance and Public Facilities. Throughout the week, Forsyth County will highlight various public works departments through its social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.  About National Public Works Week: The theme for the 61st annual National Public Works Week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), is Stronger ...

Barry Lucas Named Water & Sewer Department Director

Barry Lucas Named  Water & Sewer Department Director
County Manager Kevin Tanner has appointed Interim Director Barry Lucas to serve as Water and Sewer Department director effective May 10. Lucas was named interim director in February. “Barry has done a great job leading the department over the past several months, and we are glad he has accepted the director position,” said Tanner. “Under his management, the County will continue to meet the water and sewer needs of our residents and businesses.” Lucas 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 ...

VIDEO: Forsyth County is a WaterFirst Community

VIDEO: Forsyth County is a WaterFirst Community
Forsyth County is proud to be designated as a WaterFirst community since 2010. Becoming a WaterFirst community demonstrates a local government's commitment to responsible water stewardship for environmental and economic benefits. Communities that earn the WaterFirst designation are eligible for financial and other benefits from the state of Georgia.   The WaterFirst Program is a voluntary partnership between local governments, state agencies, and other organizations working together to increase the quality of life in communities through the wise management and protection of our valuable water resources. This proactive approach to water resources requires local governments to make the connection between land ...

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 ...

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