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
Dot Johnson Dr
Goodwin Dr from Scoggins Trail North
Hammond St (Trion)
Hartline Hill St
Hwy 100 from River Bridge South
Hwy 27 from Greenhill Memorial North to Harrel St
Hwy 27 from River Bridge South
Marble Springs Rd
Penn Bridge Rd
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Rd
Rocky Hollow from Saddle Club to Back Penn Rd
Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd
South First St
South Pine St
South Second St
South Third St
Sprayberry Hill Rd
Underwood Dairy Rd
Wayside Church Rd
West Elm St
West Oak St
White Oak Rd
Wildlife Lake Rd
Wylan Hill Dr
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://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.
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.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the report. This is a free download available through Adobe.