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For Immediate Release:

PUBLIC ADVISORY – Cancellation of Boil Water Notice – FreeHome and Ball Ground Areas

PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For additional information you may contact the Dwight Turner, Customer Affairs Manager, Cherokee County Water And Sewerage Authority, during regular business hours at: (770) 479-1813

PUBLIC ADVISORY

CANCELLATION   OF   BO I L   W A T E R   N O T I C E

August 30, 2013

The Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority, in cooperation with the Georgia EPD, has lifted the boil water notice issued on August 29, 2013; which included the FreeHome and Ball Ground areas. Laboratory test results show that the water is safe for human consumption.

The boil water notice ONLY affected residents and businesses in the FreeHome and Ball Ground areas that receive water which passes through the Highway 20 corridor. Businesses and residents may return to the normal consumption of water.

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Rabies shots for dogs and cats will be just $10 at the VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, September 28 from 8 AM -2 PM. The clinic is located at 125 Mulberry Street in East Ellijay, and the clinic's phone number is (706) 635-7357. Don't miss out on the chance to protect your pet from rabies at this reduced cost!

For assistance with well-water, septic systems and mold issues related to floods in Gilmer and Pickens Counties, call Gilmer County Environmental Health at 706-635-6050 and Pickens County Environmental Health at 706-253-0900.

public health advisoryIf you have dead animals on your property as the result of recent flooding, public health officials recommend that you do the following:  If you know the animal owners, contact them and ask that the animals be picked up.  If you do not know who owns them, you may bury dead animals on your property under at least two feet of cover and at least 200 feet away from any wells, springs, lakes and streams.  Use rubber gloves when handling carcasses and wash your hands using a disinfectant soap.  For more information, contact Danny Green with the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 770-535-5955.