Richmond Hill – Hurricane Irma Citizen Update

Richmond Hill, GA – As Hurricane Irma has officially passed, it’s important to note a few updates with regards to the public works operations. A large portion of our job is to educate the public as we know these storm events can present a lot of questions and concerns for the community.

WATER SAFETY: As of today, citizens living within city limits should note there is not a boil water advisory in place at this time. You may ask how that’s possible given the loss of power for the majority of the area? Our staff worked tirelessly over the past weeks mobilizing temporary power in anticipation of a power loss during the impending storm. Although power was lost to a large majority of the city, our team was able to continue power necessary to maintain proper pressure and disinfection process in our water system ensuring zero interruptions to the citizens served.

DRY TRASH: Now that citizens are making their way back to their homes, we want to inform you our team is increasing the dry trash pick up service we normally provide. Our team will be out this week; Wednesday 9/13, Thursday 9/14, and Friday 9/15. Safely bring all dry trash (small limbs, leaves, clippings, pinecones) to your curbside for our crews to expedite your clean up efforts. Leaves should be placed in paper not plastic bags as normally required. DO NOT place any of the dry trash items in storm drains or ditches as this will clog the system over time and cause flooding in the future. Note that according to the Georgia Forestry Commission there is still a burn ban in effect.

STREETS: Our Street’s crew will be running street sweepers early Wednesday 9/13 morning. In an effort to expedite the flow of the sweeper, we ask that resident’s make every attempt to keep cars off the street and trash cans placed at the end of driveways not on the street. Crews will begin as early as 8:00 a.m.

For more information please continue to monitor the City of Richmond Hill’s website and Facebook pages. Thank you for being champions of this beautiful city. It is our distinct pleasure to serve you.


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