The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting a severe weather siren test on Wed Feb 4th. At approximately 09:15 A.M. Fayette County will sound the sirens as part of this required annual test. This is only a Test!! If severe weather threatens that day the test will be postponed to Friday, Feb. the 6th. This too will only be a test of the system. Please do not call 911 to ask questions. Only call 911 if you have an emergency.
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Fayette County Water System Adopts Cutting-Edge Monitoring Technology
Fayette County, Georgia, December 30, 2014 – As part of the continuing effort in providing excellence in water quality and delivery of services, the Fayette County Water System is making significant strides to improve system operations. Previously, the Fayette County Water System has struggled with Trihalomethane (THM) compliance. The process included gathering samples and sending them to a local lab for analysis. Staff would not receive the results until several weeks later. The delay made it difficult for operators to adjust treatment processes to improve the quality of the water delivered into the mass distribution system, which includes over 618 miles of piping and five large storage tanks.
New Water System Director, Lee Pope says, “Operators must not only have the proper tools to treat the water effectively but they need laboratory equipment that provides them real time results, so adjustments can be made during treatment to allow them to produce the best water quality possible.”
The new management team focused on how to resolve this issue. Their researching identified a cutting-edge process being used in the United Kingdom that provides real time monitoring of Trihalomethane (THM).
Pope worked with Chris Keever at The Eshelman Company on introducing the new Multi-Sensor System. This new technology helps Plant Managers Bill Stevens and Chet Ward and Facilities Manager Russell Ray monitor THM’s throughout all stages of the treatment process in real time.
Only a handful of these units are operational in the United States and the Fayette County Water System is the first water treatment system in Georgia using the technology. One unit is located at the South Fayette Water Treatment Plant and the other unit is at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant in Peachtree City. The units have the ability to run routine “grab samples” within the Water System distribution piping thanks to Dr. Mark Brown, Director of Multi-Sensor Systems who, after visiting the Crosstown facility in November, made the decision to donate the additional attachments to our Water System.
“The implementation of this state-of-the-art monitoring technology demonstrates Fayette County’s commitment to providing top quality water to consumers and demonstrations how our new leadership is raising the standard for water industry monitoring across the state,” said Commission Chairman Steve Brown.
Water System Director Pope maintains this new equipment is just another step toward creating an award-winning water system in Fayette County.
Fayette County Building Permits & Inspections will have exciting changes taking place 9/16/2014. We are implementing our Citizen Access Portal (CAP) and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. Please continue to check our department’s web page for additional information.
FAYETTE COUNTY BURN PERMIT PROCESS HAS CHANGED
Effective October 1, 2014, the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will change the method by which residents of unincorporated Fayette County, Tyrone, Brooks, and Woolsey will acquire outdoor burn permits. Historically, residents in those areas would call the automated burn permit line to secure a burn permit. As of October 1, that method of acquiring burn permits will no longer be available. The department has developed an online permit process that will quickly allow residents the ability to secure and print a permit that will be valid for the day in which the resident wishes to burn. This permit process does not include those living in the city limits of Fayetteville, and Peachtree City…read more.