11/2/2017 - The regular trash pickup scheduled for Monday, December 25, 2017, will be done on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

City of Canton Free Chlorine Notice - The City of Canton Water Department will temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annual preventive maintenance program beginning October 11, 2017, and will end when the system returns to surface water production after winter. This procedure will only affect the City of Canton Utility Service Area. This is a routine procedure providing additional protection against bacteria and is a common practice for systems using combined chlorine.  These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects, but some individuals may experience a slight change in taste or odor in the tap water during this period. All water customers who pay their bills directly to the City of Canton Utilities Department will be affected.  We regret any inconvenience oru customers may experience during this period, keeping mind that this task is part of our ongoing efforts to provde a safe, potable water supply for our drinking water customers.  Some aquatic and marine animal species are sensitive to free chlorine; persons maintaining aquariums with any sensitive species may wish to contact their pet supply stores regarding dechlorination.  Information about drinking water and health is available on the Environmental Protection Agency's Website and through the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791.

Effective 10/01/2017, due to the overwhelming amount of false burglar and fire alarms being generated in this city, the City is forced to implement a new procedure. All residential and businesses will be afforded three free first responder calls per year. After the person who has care, custody and control of the business or residence at the time of the alarm will be issued a citation in the amount of $50 for every call thereafter. This does not include a call that actually consists of a true fire or burglary at that time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this puts upon you, but due to the wear and tear on equipment, fuel and manhours, we are left with no other alternative. If you have any questions, feel free to contaqct Chief Brad Allison at the Canton Police Department (903-567-4991) or Chief Bud Sanford at the Canton Fire Department (903-567-6477). (posted 8/22/2017)