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.