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The waters from the Savannah River and Clarks Hill Reservoir have concentrations of manganese and iron salts. Trace amounts of these minerals pass through the filter systems at our treatment facilities. When the water pressures in the pipes go up or down, the mineral deposits are pulled off the walls of the pipes, causing the water to have a brown or rusty orange color. A mineral deposit the size of a dime can cause water supply to be discolored for an entire house. This does not cause health problems. If your water is discolored you can call the Water Office at 706-863-6928, and the water mains in your area will be flushed.
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Please contact Animal Services at 706-541-4077.
A sewer (top) is usually located in the middle of the road and has no type of drainage from the road whereas a storm drain is usually located at the curb and water is able to drain into it. A storm drain can also be located at the back of property.
The county's Roads and Bridges department is responsible for the mowing of right-of-way on county maintained roadways.
If the street light is out, contact Georgia Power at 888-891-0938. If the light is obstructed by a tree limb contact Roads and Bridges at 706-541-1143.
For new traffic signs, contact Traffic Engineering at 706-868-4223. To replace an existing sign, contact Roads and Bridges at 706-541-1143.
For the answer to this question, please contact the county's Stormwater department at 706-855-7246
A Driveway Repair / Replacement Policy was adopted on September 2, 2014 by the Board of Commissioners stating the County does not direct owners in determining the construction standards or material needed for a driveway. It is up to the landowner to purchase material and install a driveway and to maintain the driveway after installation. The only time the County will replace or repair a driveway is when work is required to repair utilities within the County's right-of-way.
The County does not maintain any privately-owned roads (or driveways) or the following state-maintained roads:
Stop immediately and call the Sheriff's Office 706-541-2800 and have an incident report written up. The time of the incident, the address at which it occurred and the County truck number involved needs to be given to the officer. After all paperwork has been completed, contact the Risk Management office 706-868-3363 with an incident report number.