Boil advisory lifted in McCaysville, remains for Copperhill

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McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – According to the Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) alert system, the water boil advisory for McCaysville water customers has been lifted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). McCaysville water customers may now consume water without having to boil it first to ensure its safety.

As for Copperhill, Tennessee, which receives its water from the McCaysville water system, City Clerk Amber Brooks stated a boil advisory remains in effect for that town’s water customers as Copperhill has only been able to pump a limited amount of water from the McCaysville system and water from the Copperhill water tanks has not yet been sampled and tested.

Continue to follow FetchYourNews for updates on the water situation in the twin cities.

 

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Boil advisories continue for McCaysville, Copperhill

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McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – UPDATE: Amber Brooks, city clerk for the city of Copperhill, and the McCaysville City Hall automated alert system confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 17, that the boil advisories for both towns’ water customers remain in effect as frozen and broken lines in the McCaysville water system has resulted in low tank levels for each town’s water systems.

Brooks stated Copperhill city workers are still transporting water from Copper Basin Utility District hydrants in nearby Ducktown, Tennessee, in an effort to fill the city’s water system tanks and are also working to establish an emergency line connection with Copper Basin Utility District. The city of Copperhill currently receives its water from the McCaysville water system.

For both towns, the latest boil advisory is the third such advisory since early October last year. The McCaysville advisory, issued Jan. 5, is in its 13th consecutive day while the Copperhill advisory is in its 12th.

 

UPDATE: Suzanne Hughes, city recorder for the city of Copperhill, and a Fannin County Emergency Management Agency alert confirmed the continuation of the boil advisories for Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia, respectively, Friday, Jan. 12. Both advisories remain in effect until further notice and are expected to last throughout the weekend.

 

A boil advisory remains in effect for McCaysville water customers Thursday, Jan. 11.

The city has been under the advisory since Friday, and the latest advisory is the city’s third boil advisory for its water customers since the beginning of October 2017. The advisory stems from low tank levels at the city’s water plant, which occurred largely because of broken water mains during the recent cold weather experienced across the region over the past two weeks, according to McCaysville City Councilman and Water Commissioner Richard Wagner.

Wagner was unable to give timetable for when the boil advisory is expected to be lifted and added that tank levels at the water plant continue to be low.

“(City water crews) have worked hard (to repair the broken mains) and put in a lot of long hours, and I am very proud of them,” Wagner stated of the recent water system repair work throughout the city.

Consequently, the city of Copperhill, Tennessee, which receives its water from the McCaysville water system, also issued a boil advisory for its customers Saturday, Jan.6, which remains in effect for its customers, according to City Clerk Amber Brooks. Currently, Copperhill is using fire engines and tankers to transfer water from Copper Basin Utility District hydrants in nearby Ducktown, Tennessee, in an effort to keep its own water tank full, Brooks stated. For Copperhill, this is also its third boil advisory since October.

Before boil advisories can be lifted, a series of bacteriological testing must be conducted to ensure the safety of water and the water providers must receive clearance from the state.

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Update: Boil advisory for McCaysville, Copperhill water customers

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McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – UPDATE: In addition to McCaysville water customers, the city of Copperhill has issued a boil advisory for its water customers. According to Amber Brooks, city clerk for Copperhill, the advisory stems from low levels in the city’s water tank. Brooks added the city is hauling water from the Copper Basin Utility District water system in Ducktown, Tennessee, to fill the city tank.

Water customers of the city of McCaysville, which supplies water to the Copperhill water system, also remain under a boil advisory that was originally issued Friday.

 

McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – The Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) announced a boil advisory Friday, Jan. 5, for McCaysville water customers.

“Due to freezing pipes and low tank levels, all customers on the McCaysville Water System are under a boil advisory until further notice,” the Fannin EMA advisory read.

The McCaysville water system has experienced water main breaks in the past few days due to extremely cold temperatures. This, along with customers leaving faucets dripping overnight to prevent freezing, has led to low tank levels at the city’s water system tank.

Continue to follow FetchYourNews for updates on the water situation in the twin cities.

 

 

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Water advisories continue for McCaysville, Copperhill

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) posted a water conservation advisory for McCaysville water customers Friday after filter work at the city’s water plant continues, according the Fannin County official website.

The advisory states:

THE CITY OF MCCAYSVILLE IS ASKING ALL CUSTOMERS OF THE MCCAYSVILLE WATER SYSTEM TO CONSERVE WATER WHILE THE WATER PLANT IS UNDERGOING WORK ON THE FILTERS. WORK IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 18TH AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR 7-10 DAYS.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONSERVATION EFFORTS.

In addition, the city of Copperhill, Tennessee, which receives its water from the McCaysville system, has issued a boil advisory for its water customers. Water is expected to be delivered from another location to fill Copperhill’s tank system over the next few days.

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City of Blue Ridge water emergency continues

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Blue Ridge, GA August 6th 2017

The City of Blue Ridge water emergency is still very serious. The City has 2 water pumps. Pump 1 is completely out. They were able to get the pump 2 running yesterday and water levels started to rise. Sometime during the night pump 2 went out again and water levels have dropped to a dangerously low level. They have pump 2 back up and running this morning but the water shortage is serious. They need 2 pumps running to return water to normal levels. The reason the pumps have gone out has yet to be determined. 


The City Pool is closed. Please conserve water. Please do not wash cars or water your lawn. Boil water before using. Mayor Donna Whitener is asking all Blue Ridge water customers to please stop by the City Hall for bottled waters and you can fill your containers with water there as well. Also bottled waters are available at Fannin County Fire Station No. 1. And remember we are still under a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory. This city water crises is not something that is going to end in just a couple of hours so please help conserve water and go to the tanker for clean drinking water.

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