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City of Summerville Offices Closed to Public

PUBLIC NOTICE 12/01/2020

Effective Wednesday, December 2nd, in accordance with the City of Summerville’s directive to reduce potential exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) through restricting access to City-owned buildings and facilities, the City of Summerville lobbies and offices will be closed to the public. Specific guidelines can be found for each department below. Services and assistance will still be offered by all departments. The City’s weekend events are still scheduled to continue as planned.

City Hall and Floyd County Summerville Gas Office

The front lobby will be closed but customers may continue to receive assistance by calling during business hours, 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday, or utilizing the drop box on the outside of the building. The City Hall phone number is 706-859-0900. Utility service cut offs will continue to follow normal schedules. A utility bill may be paid the using the following options:
  • Pay Online: By going to https://www.summervillega.org and clicking pay my bill. You will need your last payment amount and your account number available.
  • Automated Phone Payment System: Call 1-833-250-4484 and follow the prompts to pay your bill. You will need your last payment amount and your account number available.
  • Using the drop box on outside of building: You may drop your payment in the drop box on the outside of the building, please be sure to put your payment inside an envelope and include your account number.

Probation Department

The lobby for the Probation office will be closed until further notice. Reporting will be via telephone: 706-859-0933 Payments may be made using the following options:
  • By Money Order: Mail any money orders to (do not mail cash or checks):
Summerville Probation Services PO Box 180 Summerville GA 30747
  • Pay online at: http://www.summervillepay.com You must contact the Probation Department to get your ID number.
  • Pay by phone: Call the office to pay by credit/debit card

Police Department and Municipal Court

The lobby for the Summerville Police Department and the Municipal Court Clerk will be closed to the public but all services will still be offered in a modified way. FINE/TICKET PAYMENT Pay online at: http://www.summervillepay.com Pay by automated phone system: 1-877-575-7233 Pay by mailing money order to (do not mail cash or checks): Summerville Municipal Court PO Box 180 Summerville, GA 30747 OBTAINING COPIES OF ACCIDENT / INCIDENT REPORTS To obtain a copy of an incident or accident report, call the Summerville Police department (706) 859-0912 to make your request. We can send your report to you through email, fax, or U.S. mail at no charge. SPEAKING WITH A POLICE OFFICER To speak with a police officer about a non-emergency matter, call the 911 Center’s non-emergency number (706) 857-0750 and they will either dispatch an office to meet you or have one call you.  Many situations or incidents can be handled over the phone. As always, if you have an emergency situation dial 911 and emergency responders will be dispatched to your location.

Public Works

Public works will be operating as normal, but the office will be closed to the public.  To report a leak outside of business hours, please call 911.

Fire Department

The Fire Department will be closed to the public, but still responding to emergency calls. To report an emergency please call 911.

Recreation Department

The recreation department lobby, gyms, and facilities, are currently closed to the public and basketball practice will be put on hold until December 12th.   ...
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PFOA/PFOS Water Advisory Lifted for all Water Customers

The Georgia EPD has lifted the City of Summerville PFOA/PFOS health advisory for all City of Summerville water customers.
After installing the GAC filters at the Raccoon Creek treatment plant, PFAS/PFOS concentration levels throughout the system are safely below the health advisory threshold.
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Section of Water Customers Cleared from PFOA/PFOS Advisory

Effective September 2nd, 2020

Due to testing results, the following streets have been lifted from the EPDCity Seal PFOA/PFOS Water Advisory. If you are unsure if this includes your specific service location, please contact City Hall at 706-859-0900.

Austin Ave Autmnwood Dr Backpenn Rd Bumgarnar Rd Carol Dr Cherry St Crest Rd Deverd St Dickyville Rd Dot Johnson Dr Fields Walk Gardens Rd Glen Dr Goodwin Dr from Scoggins Trail North Green St Greenhill Memorial Greeson St Hammond St (Trion) Harrell St Hartline Hill St Headrick Rd Howard St Hwy 100 from River Bridge South Hwy 27 from Greenhill Memorial North to Harrel St Hwy 27 from River Bridge South Kay Dr Kimberly Rd 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 Parris Ln Penn Bridge Rd Penn St Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Rd Railroad Circle Reed St Rena St Roberts Dr Rocky Hollow from Saddle Club to Back Penn Rd Rose Circle Rossville Blvd Sarah Ln Selman Rd Silver Circle Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd South First St South Pine St South Second St South Third St Sprayberry Hill Rd Sturdivant Estates 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

The City of Summerville has connected to Chattooga Well #7 to provide a section of our water distribution system that is not effected by the EPD PFOA/PFOS Water Advisory, by providing water from the City’s Lowe Spring Plant, and Chattooga Well #7.

Chattooga County Water District has notified the City of Summerville that corrective measures have been taken for Chattooga County Well #7 and the previous boil water advisory was lifted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

The City of Summerville intends to supply water from Chattooga County until the EPD PFOA/PFOS Water Advisory has been resolved.

Updates regarding the EPD PFOA/PFOS Water Advisory can be found at https://www.summervillega.org/water-advisory/ and through local media outlets.

 

Janice Galloway, City Manager 120 Georgia Avenue Summerville, GA 30747 706-859-0900

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Sum-Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival Canceled

Recreation Department Director Bo Chamlee has announced due to concerns regarding a City Seallarge public gathering that draws attendees and vendors close together, Sum-Nelly Arts & Crafts Festival has been canceled for 2020. The City looks forward to bringing the event back next year. For questions please contact the Summerville Recreation Department at (706) 859-0910....
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BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

CITY OF SUMMERVILLE WATER CUSTOMERS

The boil water advisory issued on August 20, 2020, has been lifted for the City of Summerville Customers. All affected service addresses have been cleared.

Please be aware all City of Summerville Customers are still under the PFOA/PFOS Health Advisory. 

Information 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.

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