City of Clayton Looks to Improve Communicating Issues

The City of Clayton is looking at ways to improve communication to business owners and residents in the event of a boil water advisory.

Multiple restaurant owners were on hand during this week’s Clayton City Council work session to discuss better communication options in the event that the city were to go under a “boil water advisory” for any reason. The owners claim that they are not notified in a timely manner when such event occurs, and the city is looking at options to communicate issues better.

“What we would like to do, is to be able to send out a text message or email to notify the business owners immediately.” says Cissy Henry, City Manager for Clayton.

The city would like to improve their efforts, but, according to Henry, sometimes boil water advisories are out of their control.

“Sometimes these things do not happen for us to give them (Clayton restaurant owners) a warning prior to the incident.” says Henry, “For the most part, if Moody (Barrick) knows that he is going to turn a valve to force the water to come in an opposite direction, that  it will have sedimentation of rust in it, and we can notify them.”

If you are a Clayton resident, and would like to be added to the e-mail list to receive alerts of boil water advisories, contact city hall at 706-782-4512.