EPD Cites Summerville For Drinking Water Violation

The Georgia EPD has cited the city of Summerville for a drinking water violation that occurred between April 1 and June 30.

The city received its violation for having higher than normal levels of haloacetic acids in water lines through its system.

“That’s our water distribution [lines]. The water stays in the lines too long, where there isn’t much use on the water lines,” Interim City Manager Janice Galloway said.

The EPD has not fined the city.

“There’s not enough leaks,” Public Works Superintendent Terry Tinney joked. “We need to do more flushing [monthly].”

The violation allegedly does not pose a threat to water quality, according to an advertisement.EPD–Summerville Advertisement

“You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions.  Residents should not be alarmed and do not need to seek alternative water supplies,” the city ad states. “As quickly as we became aware of the increased levels we began an enhanced flushing program to decrease the age of the water in our system, especially in low use areas. ”