On Thursday, The Clayton Crescent asked the owner of Forest Valley Mobile Home Park, Mario Datillo, whether he knew about the water service outage in Clayton County and its impact on residents at the property. Datillo wrote back Friday with this response:

Forest Valley Mobile Home Park, Ellenwood, GA (Photo: Robin Kemp/The Clayton Crescent)

Thanks for reaching out and for your concern. I am fully aware of what is going on with Clayton county and the water line breaks throughout the county due to the abnormally cold weather. We had a few breaks but nothing significant enough to be out of water. We have had a plumbing contractor onsite fixing breaks and my team is aware of the status of each part of the project. Hopefully the other communities can get theirs fixed soon too. It’s an unfortunate event for everyone. 

The homes you see vacant are scheduled to be demo’d, renovated, or recently taken back through eviction in a recent legal proceeding. 

The tractor trailers are not related to the park but likely involved with the auto repair shop in front of our community. 

Deer Creek MHP, Stockbridge (Photo: Robin Kemp/The Clayton Crescent)

Also Friday, Deer Creek Mobile Home Park resident Teresa L. Enyeart sent this Facebook message:

Clayton Crescent we just received water service…. hope it’s going to stay running.. Deer Creek Mobile home Park….Thank you again for all your efforts and help with this situation.

Deer Creek had not had water service for a week, according to residents.

If your mobile home park does not have water service, please contact the Clayton County Water Authority at 770-960-5200 to let them know. If you see leaks on the property itself, call your manager or landlord immediately. CCWA fixes leaks that are on the street side of the water meter. Your property owner or management company is responsible for fixing leaks on the side of the water meter that faces your mobile home park. Regardless of where the leak is, if you call CCWA, that will let them know where the system might be having problems.

If you don’t get satisfaction, contact The Clayton Crescent:

  • via private message on Facebook Messenger
  • text 404-547-1171
  • e-mail editor@claytoncrescent.org

and we’ll contact your property owner or management about the water situation.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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