CCWA to shut off Huie-Lundquist Rec Center water June 26

Ian Jones, 15, coaches Kourtney Keeney, 5, while practicing diving techniques at the Steve Lundquist Aquatics Center.

JONESBORO—If your kids hang out at the Jim Huie Recreation Center or swim at the Steve Lundquist pools, be aware the Clayton County Water Authority will be cutting off the water for a few hours the morning of Wednesday, June 26. 

The work is so county contractors can relocate a fire hydrant that is at the entrance of the county's new Information Technology center that is being built on the corner of Poston Road and Tara Boulevard, according to CCWA spokesperson Suzanne Brown. The Clayton County Courthouse and Jail will not be affected because their water is on a different line, Brown said.

The swimming pool will be closed and swimming lessons are cancelled Wednesday, according to county spokesperson Mia McDonald. Barring any unforeseen issues, she added, swimming should resume on Thursday, June 27. 

Camp has not been cancelled and will go on as scheduled, McDonald said.

According to a post on the county's website from the recreation center's staff, CCWA will be connecting "a new facility" and needs to cut off the water from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

"During this time, there will be no usage of toilets, sinks, showers or water fountains," the notice warns. Instead, the rec center says it will provide porta-potties, hygiene stations and hydration stations.

Anyone with questions can call the facility manager, Tarik Maxwell, at (678) 618-0930.

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