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GMA Designation - City of Ethics

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The City of Milledgeville was recognized as a City of Ethics during special ceremonies at the Georgia Municipal Association Convention which was held in June of 2012.

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Certification under this program is a way to recognize cities that have adopted principles and procedures that offer guidance on ethical issues, along with a mechanism to resolve complaints at the local level. 

Before beginning a discussion of  ethics in municipal government, we must understand what ethics entails... for ethics is an area in which difficult distinctions between good and bad must be made. The public rightfully expects its elected officials to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity while working for the common good and representative democracy demands such action if it is to function effectively. Therefore, in order to instill confidence in the electorate, it is imperative that local governments establish a  mechanism to ensure that elected officials observe a prescribed set of ethical guidelines in performing the duties of office.  

For a local government to properly function, it requires that public officers and employees act impartially and responsibly to the communities they serve.  The City of Milledgeville is proud to be designated as a City of Ethics and will strive at every juncture to adhere to these Five Principles of Ethical Behavior.  

Keeping you informed........

 
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT TO DISCHARGE TREATED WASTEWATER INTO THE WATERS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA - Choose CITY DEPARTMENTS from Main Menu then WATER AND SEWER and scroll down to bottom of page to view entire Notice.

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WATER RELATED HEALTH CONCERNS
 
Health concerns related to the quality of water the City of Milledgeville provides to its customers has surfaced recently within the community.

These concerns derive from an article that discusses contaminants found in water supplies of 30 Georgia towns or water utilities.

Findings in the article come from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tap water database.

The EWG is a non-profit organization unaffiliated with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

According to the EWG website, the group specializes in research and advocacy of public health and makes use of public information to achieve this mission.

The most recent study that the EWG organization has done compares the presence of certain contaminants in water on a local, state, and national level.

For example, EWG’s data compares the presence of Trihalomethanes (TTHMA’s), a contaminant that forms during water treatment with chlorine and other disinfectants, in its study.

The legal limit set forth by the EPA for TTHMA’s is 80 ppb (parts per billion).

EWG’s study shows that the state average is 11.8 ppb, national average is 23.2 ppb, and Milledgeville’s is 45.7.

Regardless of the range of the percentage, all three averages do not exceed EPA’s 80 ppb set limit.

TTHMA is a chemical that EPA has established a set upper limit for in a community’s water supply.

The test results will vary from place to place, based on different variables, such as the quality of your raw water source, treatment plant capacity, and the environment you live in.

When it comes to other contaminants, EPA uses the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) to collect data for contaminants that are suspected to be present in drinking water and do not have health-based standards set under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

EPA’s selection of contaminants for a particular UCMR cycle is largely based on a review of the Contaminant Candidate List(CCL).

EPA reviews contaminants that have been evaluated through existing prioritization processes, including previous UCMR contaminants and the CCL.

The procedures for evaluating health effects were developed to support the ranking of contaminants for future CCLs.

According to state and federal guidelines set forth by state and federal government, The City of Milledgeville Water Department meets regulations.

 “We have always been diligent in notifying the public when there is a problem and all our CCR’s are available to the public on our website,” said City of Milledgeville Water Department official Robert Hadden.

CCR’s (Consumer Confidence Reports), also known as Annual Water Quality Reports, are available on the City’s website at www.milledgevillega.us as well as in EPD’s database on their website.

Reports listed on Milledgeville’s website date back to 2012.

The City of Milledgeville’s water laboratory continuously monitors water quality to be sure it is properly treated to EPA and EPD standards.

In addition, over 22 water samples throughout Milledgeville’s distribution system are taken randomly each month and tested, according to the 2016 CCR. 

STATEWIDE LEVEL I DROUGHT RESPONSE HAS BEEN REMOVED.  STATE RESTRICTIONS NOW IN PLACE AS FOLLOWS:

* Home street addresses ending in an even number (0,2,4,6,8) water outdoors on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday.

*Home street addresses ending in an odd number (1,3,5,7,9) water outdoors on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday.

* No watering is allowed on Friday. 

* Watering is permitted only during hours of Midnight to 10:00AM.

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The City of Milledgeville Water Quality Report for 2016 is now available.

Annual Water Quality Report January 2015-December 2015

Annual Water Quality Report January 2014-December 2014

Annual Water Quality Report January 2013-December 2013

Annual Water Quality Report January 2012-December 2012

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Receive your City Water bill electronically, as well as via US Mail! Simply email prushin@milledgevillega.us, provide your email address, and we will take care of the rest!!

Your City Water bill can be deducted via automatic draft.  If interested, visit the FORMS section of our Website and scroll down to Automatic Deduction Form.