Water technicians will be performing systematic flushing throughout the distribution system today. If you experience cloudy water let it run for a brief time until it clears up.
Due to the recent work on our water distribution system, some areas may experience cloudy water. This is caused by the change in direction of flow and fluctuations in pressure in the distribution system. Our technicians are systematically flushing the system to mitigate the cloudy water. Please call the city for any cloudy water complaints. This will help our technicians to identify the areas that require flushing. The water will clear up quickly and is safe to drink.
Before you do any kind of work in your yard that involves digging, like planting trees, tilling for a garden, adding a new fence, call 811 to have the utility lines marked so that you don’t accidentally damage a gas, water or electric line.
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As a part of the water line upgrades in town, contractors will be installing water pipe on East Hightower starting on Monday, March 25, depending on the weather. They will spend the approximately a month working from the Police Station to the Hump Bridge just past Poplar. There may be times when one lane will be closed while they are working. Crews will be directing traffic as needed.
Work is scheduled this week to repair East Hightower by Pinnacle Bank.
Crews will be working around the Pump & Go at the corner of West Hightower and North Cherokee, possibly starting next week while school is out.
Crews will be working at West Hightower and North Forest starting the last part of April.
We appreciate everyone driving cautiously in the area for everyone’s safety.
This is the fourth year in which Gas Utility Workers’ Day has been officially celebrated across the country. This day of recognition is a time when communities such as ours give recognition to the employees who provide one of their most valuable assets—their natural gas utility.
The official Gas Utility Workers’ Day is March 18 because that is the date of the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution and the employees of distribution companies endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.
This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the hard work done by the employees of natural gas utilities. On this day, we will also educate residents on the environmental, safety and cost benefits of using clean, reliable and affordable natural gas. Our customers recognize the need to access reliable, affordable, safe energy and depend on the service of natural gas utility employees for that need. This year, our natural gas utility workers accomplished:
The City of Social Circle looks forward to continuing to bring safe, reliable natural gas into your homes and businesses. We also hope you join us in supporting natural gas as a premier energy source for our country. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas can help us achieve energy security and build a more competitive economy.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of natural gas and how your natural gas system works, please contact us at 770-464-2380.
[UPDATE 3/12 4:45pm] Crews were able to get enough done today so they are ready to close the road on 3/13 instead of 3/14, as originally posted.
[UPDATE: 3/13 11:15 am] The crews ran into some difficulty this morning and will have to delay closing the road until tomorrow (3/14) as originally scheduled.
Starting at 9:00 am on March 6, 2019 contractors and City Staff will be connecting the new waterline on North Cherokee. Crews will shut down the water to make this necessary connection. Houses affected will be 346, 353, 362, 375, and 378 on North Cherokee. The installation will take about 4 hours to complete.
Starting at 9:00 am on March 16, 2019, contractors and City Staff will install new valves and making connections to our new waterline on West Hightower Road and Clark Street. Crews will keep one lane open on West Hightower , however , Clark Street will be closed until the work is completed. Areas that may be affected by water outages are downtown, West Hightower, and East Hightower past the Fire Department. We will minimize outages as much as possible. Once we get the critical connections in place we can provide water to citizens affected. Work will last most of the day.
For several months Water Reclamation (sewer treatment). Has been using a temporary sludge dewatering system to ensure compliance with local and state standards. The hard work by Jay Link (Superintendent) and Tyler Kitchens (Operator) has allowed contractors to complete installation of a brand new sludge dewatering system making it even better than before. Jay’s tenacity and knowledge of all treatment processes allowed his plant to meet all EPA and EPD standards while construction was ongoing. Hats of to Jay and his staff for always keeping the citizens safe.
The water line replacement project on Clarke, Juniper, North Cherokee, East Hightower, and Heritage Park started on 8/20/18. The Project will last through the middle of November 2018 at the latest.
The City has met with, the engineer, contractor, and school representatives to ensure traffic flow continues for the schools. All have emphasized safety for the children until this project is complete.
There will be some temporary road closures and slowdowns during this project, however, these will be kept to a minimum. This project is one of several that will replace old waterlines to improve your water system for fire protection, water pressure, and water quality.
We ask the citizens to be patient, drive with care , and respect our workers for their safety and yours.