Fire Hydrant Testing Next Week

As a part of the final steps of the water system upgrades along Cherokee Road and Hightower Trail, the Fire Department will be testing the new fire hydrants that were installed. They will test the first part of the week, June 10-12. This may cause cloudy water in the area. If you do have cloudy water, allow the water to run for a while and it will clear up.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barry Parsons, Public Works Director, bparsons@socialcirclega.com, 770-464-6912.

Water Quality Test Not City Sponsored

An example of water sample kit that have been left at houses around town.

An example of water sample kit that have been left at houses around town.

Many residents have reported receiving a bottle and flyer asking for a water sample for a complimentary water quality test. Please be advised this is a private commercial advertisement – not City sponsored nor City recommended.

Official water tests can be conducted by City of Social Circle licensed water personnel or State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division only. A citizen can hire anyone they wish to test that citizen’s water at their expense.

The City water is tested regularly and fully compliant with Clean Drinking Water regulations.  Citizens may obtain information about our drinking water from the CCR.

2017 Water Quality Report

For further information about your drinking water feel free to contact Public Works Director, Barry Parsons at bparsons@socialcirclega.com or 770-464-6912 or the Georgia EPD at 1-888-373-5947 toll-free in Georgia
404-657-5947 in the Atlanta area or askepd@gaepd.org.

Water System Upgrade Update

Men WorkingOn Monday, June 3 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm crews will be connecting the new water lines to the existing water lines at Dogwood Drive and E Hightower Trail. Water will be off along Dogwood Drive from Holly Street, to Sycamore Street and along Holly Street and E Hightower Trail.

When the water is turned back on, it may be cloudy. It should clear up after you run it for a while.

Water System Improvements Update

Men WorkingA bit of good news: The water system upgrades are almost completed! There are just a few more things to take care of.

Friday, May 24 – Crews will be tying in the water lines on N Forrest Ave starting about 9:00 am. The water should be off on N Forrest for about two hours. After the water is restored, there could be cloudy water. Let the water run for a while to clear it up.

Tuesday, May 28 – Crews will be tying in the water lines on E Hightower Tr at the bridge starting about 9:00 am. The water should be off for about four hours in the area between Oak Dr and E Hightower Trail and along Sycamore Ave. After the water is restored, there could be cloudy water. Let the water run for a while to clear it up.

Once the tie-ins are complete, the roads that have been torn up by the construction will be repaired. Please plan for extra time when you are traveling in the area to allow for lane closures. Also use caution for your safety and the safety of the workers.

The entire water system upgrade project should be completed by the end of the week.

Please Report Cloudy Water

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.

Utility Work Update

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.

Water Line Upgrade Construction Updates

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.