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Notice to Customers

Hydrant Maintenance and Line Flushing

The Importance of Flushing Water Lines 

Regular hydrant maintenance helps protect our community's health and safety.

The process of periodically "flushing" fire hydrants is a necessary preventive maintenance activity. This process is part of a required maintenance program to maintain the integrity of the water system and to continue to deliver the highest quality water possible to our customers. Flushing activity is used for two general purposes: Water Quality and Hydrant Maintenance.

Water Quality

Flushing the water system on a regular basis removes sediment from lines and keeps the entire distribution system refreshed.

Hydrant Maintenance

Every fire hydrant is flushed annually for preventative maintenance to ensure proper operation and available flow. Annual hydrant testing involves opening the hydrant enough to ensure there are no restrictions in the hydrant or piping, so that it is useable by Fire crews if needed. The entire flushing usually lasts only minutes. Hydrants also are tested when first installed and for insurance and design purposes.

When maintenance is performed residents in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration primarily consists of harmless silt and precipitates and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been flushing in your neighborhood, clear the pipes in your own home by running all water faucets, starting with faucets outside first, for a minute or two.


This same philosophy of water line preventive maintenance is one that you should use in your own home. Your home's water heater should be drained and flushed at least once a year to keep it working efficiently and to protect the quality of water inside your home. Also, if you go out of town and there is no water use in your home for a week or more, when you return it's always a good idea to run all your faucets for a minute or so before using the water. This ensures that you do not use any stagnant water that may have developed in your home's pipes while you were away.

Questions about water line flushing can be directed to Customer Service Representatives by calling (706) 864-6133.

 
City of Dahlonega FY2018 Proposed Budget

City of Dahlonega FY2018 Proposed Budget

 
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS

Date: July 28, 2017
To: Dahlonega Utility Customers
Re: July Utility Bill

Dear Customer,

Utility bills for the month of July were mailed on Wednesday, July 26. Unfortunately, due to a computer glitch, your bill was mailed with an incorrect address. The bills have been reprinted, and your correct bill is enclosed with this notification.

We regret that this happened and offer our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Because of the delay in getting your bill delivered to you, the due date is being extended to August 15. Automated bank drafts for payment will be presented on August 15 as well.

We value our customers and have taken all the necessary measures to ensure that bills are mailed and delivered to you in a timely manner in the future. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this matter.

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS - JULY UTILITY BILL

 
City of Dahlonega 2017 Tax Digest & 5-Year History

City of Dahlonega 2017 Tax Digest & 5-Year History

 
City of Dahlonega FY2018 Budget Meetings

City of Dahlonega FY2018 Budget Meetings

 
Skyline Water Main Project

Skyline Water Main Project

Expect to see construction with intermittent water outages in the Skyline neighborhood from roughly July 1st to around November. More specifically, residents along the following streets will be affected:  Skyline Drive, Laurel Heights Drive, Kenimer Circle and Kenimer Drive. City of Dahlonega contractors will be replacing the water main in these areas along with all customer service laterals from the water main to the customer water meter. Following water line installation, street repaving will take place.
 
Georgia Exceptional Main Street

GA-Main-Street---Full-Color-Logo-smallThe Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced on April 4 the Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority is designated as a Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) Program for economic development efforts throughout 2016.

"Georgia Exceptional Main Street communities are united by common attributes that help make them the strongest commercial historic districts in the state- a commitment to historic preservation and planning, stable leadership and active municipal support," said Jessica Reynolds, director of the Office of Downtown Development at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which houses the Georgia Main Street program.

Preceded by the National Main Street Center's Great American Main Street Award in May of 2016, the Georgia Exceptional Main Street designation further demonstrates downtown Dahlonega's excellence in economic vitality, design, promotion and organization.

Investments in downtown Dahlonega in 2016 included 16 public and private construction projects totaling more than $1 million; $12,000 reimbursed through the Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority's historic preservation grant programs; 99 events produced; 20 special economic development projects completed; and over 4,000 community volunteer hours documented.

Read the entire 2016 Activity Report HERE.

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