Hogansville receives second water violation

Published 9:11 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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HOGANSVILLE—The City of Hogansville received a notice of violation regarding its drinking water standards—the second so far this year.

According to a social media post from the city of Hogansville’s Facebook account, the city was notified by the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources that its water system exceeded the maximum containment levels for chlorine.

The violation is not deemed an emergency situation and the city’s water is otherwise safe to drink.

“There is nothing you need to do at this time,” the post reads. “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. Corrective actions are being taken to ensure that adequate monitoring and reporting will be maintained.”

In February, Hogansville received its first violation—classified as a tier 2 violation— for having too much chlorine in its drinking water. The water was declared safe to drink despite the issue.

According to city documents, the initial violation in February reported that there was 0.080 mg/L maximum contaminant level (MCL) and a concentration of .098 mg/L at site #501 for the compliance period of October 2021 to December 2021. For the current compliance period, January 2022 to March 2022, site #501 as well as site #502 were tested. Site #501 had a reduced concentration of .093 mg/L while site #502 had a concentration of 0.089 mg/L. Both sites had a MCL of 0.080 mg/L for both sites.

“We have gotten the levels to a lesser number than previous occurrence,” Hogansville City Manager Jonathan Lynn said Tuesday. “Now we will need to monitor our intake points to ensure that the water received by the city is without issue once it arrives in our system.”

The city of Hogansville will notify its residents of any updates via its Facebook page or its other city-related means of communication.