The City began testing the Fire Hydrant System on Monday April 20, 2015, and will be conducting daily flushing throughout the City until May 17, 2015. Fire Hydrant flushing is necessary to ensure the water distribution system is adequately flushed of sediment and is prepared to provide water for fire suppression. During the flushing procedure, in the immediate neighborhood, some discoloration of the water may occur. To learn more about the purpose of the procedure and see the testing schedule by street, click here.
The website redesign project has been in development for the past few months and made live today (4/17/15). The goal of the project was to improve access to information for residents, businesses and visitors alike that is available 24/7. We want the site to be the first stop for our local community. We’ve have added a lot more content and have plans to include even more. We’ve also tried to provide multiple ways to find information to make it easier. We’ve included a Facebook feed for official communications from the City. We encourage all residents to follow the Facebook account because it will be a primary source for us to communicate emergency and pertinent local information like closings, water breaks, changes in trash pickup, etc.. We also have plans to add a few new features like a more intuitive Citizens Request Feature that will make reporting issues to the City much easier. We are still in the process of revising forms to make them fillable and we will accept them online if possible. The website will always be a work-in-progress, continuously being updated and improved. The ultimate aim of the project is to leverage new technology to be a more effective and efficient government. But we understand that everyone hasn’t embraced technology, smart phones and social media, so you’ll still always be able to call or visit us in person.
Please experience our new site, but understand there may be some links and pages that still need to be fixed.
The Housing & Community Development Department is looking for a citizens to serve on our Construction Board of Appeals (CBA). The board members needed is one Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer. Applicants should contact the Housing & Community Development Department at (843) 545-4010. Please help the City of Georgetown by serving your community.
The City of Georgetown is looking for a few citizens to serve on our Community Appearance Board (CAB). This board looks at the design, architecture, and landscaping of our Mass Corridor Overlay District (MCOD) that runs along the main streets throughout the City. If you would like to help by serving your City, please give us a call at the Housing & Community Development Department (843) 545-4010 or download the application here.