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...___ HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2002 PAGE 3-A CITY OF HOGANSVILLE 400 Easy Main Street Hogansville, Georgia 30230 706-637-8158 WATER QUALITY REPORT By Bryan Get TEE SHIRTS, ANYONE? - John Weiher of Lone Oak finally made a choice of what tee-shirt he wanted at the Grantville Day Festival held last Saturday. The all-day event featured live music, a variety of food, arts and crafts Vendors, children's attractions and an elaborate re-enactment of the city's 1930 bank robbery, coordinated by thetancs expert Caroline A. Can'. By Bryan Geter GOOD FOOD - No one went hungry at the Grantville Days Festival last Saturday as there were good food on every comer. Pictured at left areHogansville citizens Ofvenesia Cameron, Gina Cameron and Hiran Hayes ready to serve onion rings, homemade cookies, nachos and much more. By ary=n C,a HOW ABOUT A RIDE ? Hogansville's Wesley Duffey checks out the train ride - you never get too old for trains, even if it's not exactly the Southern Crescent, once hauled through Grantville daily between Atlanta and Montgomery on the A&WP and WofA. By Bryan aemr THE BIG WHEEL - Shelby-Sloan, 7 years old of Jonesboro, tried her luck at the big wheel - the Wheel of Fortune - at the annual Grantville Festival held last Saturday in downtown. Shelby won a giant crayon at the amusement game. Honored for Efforts District Attorney Pete ;ofLaGrange was last month for out- contributions in the of victim services. The "Eagle Award" was _ltesented by Lt Gov. Mark ,Ylor during the Criminal dflStice Coordinating t cfl's mmual con- victims erence in Atlanta. Skandalakis, district ey for the five-county eta dudical Circuit, imti- ated and lobbied for a crimi- nal statute passed into law in 1992 requiring life in prison for second and subsequent child molestation offenses. A 1997 law he authored makes it a felony rather than a misdemeanor to conceal the death of another. Other Eagle Award win- hers were Jennie Deese of the Atlanta Ing Term Care Ombudsman Program and Pauline Owen June 13 Chris Thomas, JoAnna Wayne Norwood. : June 14 Ctwti's Arrington, Jeremy Tammy Ayers, Mr. Mrs. Doyle Todd, and Mr. Mrs. Robert Hammett, JUne 15 Betty Duffey, Brett Gall Gordon, Barber, Mr. and Mrs. anniversary. J 16 Richard Wade, Samantha JZme l7 Rogers. Lakes OPen Sat., June 15" 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Hogansville 00Golf Club rnerican Legion Rd. & $'lPer | Person 637-4538 June 18 Amy Yon Borstel, Francis Driessens, Jeff Thomas, Jeffery Williamson, Frank Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Neighbors, anniversary. June 19 Dennis Barber, Donna M. Hatcher, Tony Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Behrendt, anniversary. mj0; JOBS_ /Trav n (w Good Phom Vok) zFoddin -6reat Pay / CDL-A, T -$13.50per hour / Product - Heavy Labor ,/Admin - Excel i Word 10 Winn Dixie Drive Hwnan, Ga 770-252-22O2 Fax Resumes 770-252-2421 www.chasestaffing.com EOE n EVery Saturday at 8 a.m. Sunday at I p.m. Vendors Welcome NO TABLE 707-6 2 8- 5 0 3 3 CHARGE 3905 Hudson Mill Rd. C, atatda, Ga * Watch For Signs HARWF_I, BROWN & HARWEt,L, P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 & 13 Social Security & S.S.I. 12 Jackson Street Newnan, Georgia 30263 (770) 251-IS67 251-0800 Fax 251-0810 E-mail: gbrownCaVaafl2.newnanutilities.org Are you bored with your job, feel stuck in your career, or just don't know what you want to do? It's never too late to take a course of action at West Georgia Technical College. Learn skills to achieve job and career goals of your choice. With over 75 programs of study, we can provide the training to help advance your career and further your education. FREE Tuition is available through the HOPE Grant {or most GAresidents and child care services are available. SUMMER REGISTRATION: JUNE 20 CLASSES BEGIN: JULY 8 CALL NOW: 706.845.4323 WES] GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE 303 Fort Drive LaGrange 706.845.4323 www.westga.tec,ga.us Public Notice Individual copies of the water consumer confidence report may be obtained at Cty Hall, 400 East Main Street, or at the water filter plant, 220 Oak Street SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT: The city of Hogansville is developing a Source Water Assessment Plan (SWAP for portions of their Blue Creek and Flat Creek Watersheds that lie upstream of the city water supply intakes. This first phase of the plan assesses the risks of con- tamination facing your water supply. When complete, the initial SWAP report wil include a ranked inventory of potential POllution sources within the water supply basin that feeds into your water system., The next phase will determine steps that can be taken to further protect the water supply by reducing these identified risks This first phase is scheduled for complatK)n in December 2002. Please contact the Hogansville Water Department (706-637-8158) or the Chattahoochee.Ftint Regioa Development Center. SWAP Project Manager (770-854-6026 or 706-875-67211 for addihonal information or to review a copy of the final report. NOTICE TO IMMUNO-COMPROMISED PEOPLE: Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population, Immuno-compromised people (such as those with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, people with HIV/AIDS, or other immune system disor = tiers, some older adults and infants) may be particularly at risk from infection These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health providers. EPD and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines on appropriate means to lesser the risk of infection by 'cryptosporidium' and other microbiological contaminants are available from the safe drinking water hotline: 1-800-426-4791 SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT DISCLOSURE Consumer Confidence Report The staff of the Hogansville Water Filter Plant are pleased to have this opportunity to present this annual report on the operation of the water plant and the quality of /our drinking water. Water plant personnel and the water distribution staff take a great deal of pride in providing to our citizens the best-quality water possible. Constant testing and sam piing procedures help to ensure that the content and quality o! your water is color less, odorless and uniform in taste and appearance. The water plant, and the water 3roduced therein, meet and/or exceed all state and federal requirements Trainin(j and seminars keep personnel abreast of new technologies and procedures We are proud of the water we produce for the public and assure you that your water is of the best possible quality. The Safe Drinking Water (SWDA) Act was signed into law on December 16. 1974 The purpose of the law is to assure that the nation's water supply systems serving the public meet minimum national standards for the protection of public health. The SWDA covers all public water systems with piped water for human consump- tion with at least 16 service connections or a system that regularly serves at least 25 individuals. The SWDA directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national ddnking water standards. These standards limit the amount of certain contaminants in bottled water, All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to conta. at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not nec-essadly indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about the contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA safe dnnking water hotline, 1-800-426 4791. DEFINITIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW: New Detects: (ND) Laboratory analysis indicates that the constituent is not pres ent. Parts Per Million (PPM) or Milligrams Per Liter (MGL) One part per million corre- sponds to one minute in two years or a single penny in $2,000.00. Parts Per Billion (PPB) or micrograms per liter, one part per billion corresponds to one minute in 2.000 years or a single penny in $10,000,000. Ptcocudes Per liter (PCL/L) rles per liter la a re of rad/ation in water Millrems Per Year (MEM/YR) Measure of radiation absorbed by the body. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MLCGS as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MLCGS allow for a margin of safety. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water, There is convinmng evidence that addition of a disinfec tant is necessary for control of microbiologmal contaminants. Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Total (MRDLG) The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health MRDLGS do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants Vanances and Exemptions (V&E) State or EPA permission not to meet an MCL or a treatment technique under certain conditions. Treatment Technique (TT) A required process intended to reduce the level of a , contaminant in drinking water. Nephelometric Turbidity (NTU) Nephelometric Turbidity Unit is a measure of the cloudiness of water. We monitor turbidity because it is a good indicator of plant fit- ter efficiency. City of Hogansvilte Water Supply Sources: Main Source - Blue Creek Reservoir (Surface Water) Backup Source - Flat Creek (Surface Water)