County Water System Says Musky Odor In Water Is Not a Hazard
Fayette County, Georgia, May 6, 2013 – In response to complaints from water customers, Fayette County Water System Director Tony Parrott expressed that concerns regarding a “musky” odor in the water is no reason for alarm. Upon receiving complaints, the Water System immediately dispatched staff to investigate the situation.
It has been determined that the odor is due to a reaction from chlorine and the water from Lake Peachtree. The reaction was caused by a significant change in water temperature.
Water System officials have been working diligently to resolve the situation. They diverted water from the South Fayette Water Plant into the system instead.
Parrott explained that because of the size of the water distribution system in the county, the issue with the odor could remain for a few days until the water is pumped through the system.
“The water is completely safe to drink,” said Parrott.
OUTDOOR BURNING BAN TO GO INTO EFFECT MAY 1, 2013
The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind all Fayette County residents that the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Open Burning Ban will be in effect May 1 through September 30, 2013. Fayette County is part of 45 surrounding counties that are subject to the open burning ban during the summer months.
No outdoor burning will be allowed until the ban is lifted on October 1, 2013. Residents should call the automated burn permit line at 770-305-5468 to obtain a permit to burn prior to May 1, 2013. Developers wishing to burn debris from land clearing before May 1 should contact the department at 770-305-5414.
For more information about the ban and safe outdoor burning residents can visit our website at www.fayettecountyga.gov.