As of 4:00 P.M. Monday, August 8, 2017, Fannin County EMA notified residents that the boil water advisory has been lifted. The city continues to work around the clock to fix mechanical errors relating to the pumps at the water plant and asks residents to continue to limit water usage.
Fannin County EMA –
Please be advised the precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted for Blue Ridge Water Customers. Please continue to limit water usage while the system replenishes the supply.
BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Fannin County Emergency Management Agency released a series of notifications today, Saturday, August 5th relating to a water emergency facing the city. The water treatment plant experienced a closure due to malfunctioning equipment in both water pumps. FCEMA sent out an announcement asking all customers to conserve water until further notice.
Fannin County’s Community Emergency Response Team has set up a filling station in the event of further shortages. August 5th beginning at 4pm, CERT teams are located at the Blue Ridge City Hall building and at the Fannin County Fire Station #1 until 10:00 pm tonight.
If residents should have need for water, CERT requests they bring their own containers for filling at City Hall and citizens will be able to get bottled water at the downtown fire station. CERT has also made arrangements for delivery of water to those unable to leave their home.
As of 3:55 pm today, FCEMA lifted the water boil alert and announced they have one pump up and running. They still ask all customers to continue conserving water usage until the tanks can refill and both pumps are operational.
Earlier today: Water Emergency in City of Blue Ridge