clear
Wednesday July 29th, 2015 7:33AM

Demorest water customers asked to conserve

By Rob Moore Reporter
DEMOREST - Customers of the Demorest Water System are being asked to conserve water through midnight Wednesday.

"The frigid temperatures that we have experienced for the past 48 hours has caused all five of the City of Demorest's water towers to freeze at some point in time," said Mayor Rick Austin in a statement. "Three of the towers are now operational, but work remains on two more."

Wednesday-night water conservation by customers should allow the system to recover.

"Doing so will help us restore water supplies for all of our customers and enable those with vulnerable water pipes to be able drip water through their pipes throughout the night, " Austin said. "Our water crews have worked for over 48 hours to maintain water for our customers. We'll continue to do so."
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
Two vehicle crash on Dawsonville Hwy. injures three, one critically
A two-vehicle crash on Dawsonville Highway near Ahaluna Drive Tuesday evening injured three people, one of them critically, according to Gainesville emergency officials.
By AccessWDUN staff
5:21AM ( 2 hours ago )
Demorest voters could be asked to decide liquor by the drink
The Demorest City Council has been asked to consider allowing sale of distilled spirits by the drink.
10:13PM ( 9 hours ago )
Suwanee Dpt. Police Chief leaving for Peachtree City
The city of Suwanee is losing a Deputy Police Chief and the city of Peachtree Corners is gaining a new Chief.
7:29PM ( 12 hours ago )
Ga. getting 2nd inland port
Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a Memorandum of Agreement Tuesday to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth.
6:25PM ( 13 hours ago )
Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas wit...
6:16PM ( 13 hours ago )