Notice of Water Main Service 10/20/19-11/10/19

City of Dahlonega water crews will begin Fall water main/hydrant-flushing on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Water main/hydrant flushing activities will be conducted in the evenings and early morning between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, to minimize the impacts to City customers.

This program is being undertaken to ensure customers continue to receive the highest quality water.

The 2019 Fall Flushing program should last approximately two weeks and is targeted to include all areas within the City service area. During this time, customers may notice episodes of decreased water pressure or discoloration of their water.

Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances of the normal water flow within our piping network. These short-term changes in flow can stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment that settle within the water mains. The objective of the water main/hydrant flushing program is to remove these accumulated sediments from our pipes by flushing the water out of the fire hydrants. If water discoloration occurs, customers should try to refrain from using hot water (for washing laundry, etc.) and run their cold-water faucets until the water appears clear.