BOIL WATER ADVISORY, Chattooga Well #7

Please note the addition of the following streets: Oak, Allen, Kirby, Bellah, Cherokee, Smith, Taylor, Hinton, Edmondson, Jones, Hanksins, Henley, Elm, and Espy

Updated: 08/20/2020 3:55PM

Affected Service Addresses by Street

Allen St
Austin Ave
Autmnwood Dr
Backpenn Rd
Bellah Ave
Bumgarnar Rd
Carol Dr
Cherry St
Cherokee St
Crest Rd
Deverd St
Dickyville Rd
Dot Johnson Dr
Edmondson St
Elm St
Espy St
Fields Walk
Gardens Rd
Glen Dr
Goodwin Dr from Scoggins Trail North
Green St
Greenhill Memorial
Greeson St
Hammond St (Trion)
Hankins Dr
Harrell St
Hartline Hill St
Headrick Rd
Henley St
Hinton St
Howard St
Hwy 100 from River Bridge South
Hwy 27 from Greenhill Memorial North to Harrel St
Hwy 27 from River Bridge South
Jones Street
Kay Dr
Kimberly Rd
Kirby St
Knox St
Lenard Ln
Loggins Dr
Maffet St
Magnolia Ct
Magnolia Ridge
Marble Springs Rd
Maryland Dr
McCollum St
McMillan St
Memorial Dr
Midway Rd
Moore St
Oak St
Parris Ln
Penn Bridge Rd
Penn St
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Rd
Railroad Circle
Reed St
Rena St
Roberts St
Rocky Hollow from Saddle Club to Back Penn Rd
Rose Circle
Rossville Blvd
Sarah Ln
Selman Rd
Silver Circle
Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd
Smith St
South First St
South Pine St
South Second St
South Third St
Sprayberry Hill Rd
Sturdivant Estates
Taylor St
The Ridges
Underwood Dairy Rd
Underwood Dr
Verbena Dr
Walker St
Wayside Church Rd
West Elm St
West Oak St
White Oak Rd
Wildlife Lake Rd
Wylan Ct
Wylan Hill Dr
Wylan Terrace

Purpose of the City of Summerville connection to Chattooga County Water Well #7

The City of Summerville, as announced on March 31st, 2020, connected to the Chattooga County Water Well #7.  These service addresses were then cleared from the PFOA/PFOS Health Advisory, by using a combination of water from the City of Summerville Lowe Springs water source, and Chattooga County Water Well #7. These service addresses no longer used water from the City of Summerville Racoon Creek water source, which is currently affected by the PFOA/PFOS Health Advisory from U.S. EPA. As listed above, the City of Summerville has disconnected the connection from Chattooga County Water, and is using City of Summerville water sources for all of the above affected service addresses.

Regarding the PFOA/PFOS Health Advisory

On January 30, 2020 sample results came back showing combined levels of PFOA and PFOS in the finished water from the Raccoon Creek treatment plant of 98 parts per trillion, which is above the U.S. EPA Health Advisory Level. In addition, combined levels of PFOA and PFOS in the Goodwin Hill Tank were found to be 92 parts per trillion.

More detailed information can be found at https://www.summervillega.org/water-advisory and also at https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/drinking-water-health-advisories-pfoa-and-pfos

Pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants are most sensitive to these chemicals and can reduce their potential risk by not consuming water from the City of Summerville public water system. In an abundance of caution, until further notice, these groups may want to consider using water from another source for consumption purposes. Recommendations for these sensitive groups include:

  • USE BOTTLED WATER FOR DRINKING AND COOKING OF FOODS THAT ABSORB WATER (LIKE PASTA).
  • USE FORMULA THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE ADDING WATER OR USE BOTTLED WATER INTENDED FOR INFANTS TO MAKE FORMULA.

The water can be used for washing foods, brushing teeth, bathing and showering, provided that care is taken to avoid swallowing water during those activities.

Regarding the Boil Advisory issued August 7th, 2020

In reference to the previous Boil Advisory issued on August 7th, 2020 for water customers in the Marble Spring’s Area, specifically service addresses located south of the HWY 27 River Bridge and service addresses located south of the HWY 100 River Bridge. This Boil Advisory replaces the August 7th, 2020 Advisory, and does include all service addresses from the previous advisory.

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Drinking Water Warning from August 7th, 2020 is listed below, and the above boil advisory from August 20th, 2020 expands upon the August 7th, 2020 warning.

Click here to download a copy of the Drinking Water Warning.

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