Although the recent rains have put a significant dent in the current drought by filling our reservoirs and streams, the State of Georgia has not issued an official update to the current drought conditions. We will remain in Level II Drought Response.
The recent heavy rains are creating some water-related issues within the City that you can help with.
Help Keep Storm Drains Clear
During heavy rain events, ditches and storm drains become full, and sometimes will cause localized flooding of roads and yards. This can be caused by a lot of rain in a very short time, or debris such as leaves and brush being washed into the drainage system causing it to clog. The city makes every effort to keep problem areas clear and clean of debris. We are in the process of improving some problem areas by increasing pipe size and removing built up sediment in ditches. However, citizens can help by keeping their ditch lines and driveway culverts clear of debris.
A special note: Please keep away from culverts or storm drains especially during heavy rain events. Water is a powerful force and can easily sweep anyone off their feet, especially a small child.
Keep Sewer Clean-out Covers In Place
It is important for every residence in the city to ensure that the cover on their sewer clean-out is in place. This keeps rain from entering the sanitary sewer system and causing unnecessary costs related to the treatment of rain water.