Boil water advisory in effect for Watkinsville, parts of Oconee County

originally posted on October 27, 2016


A boil water advisory was issued late Tuesday for downtown Watkinsville and areas east and south of town, but no major water contamination problems have been found, a spokeswoman for the Oconee County Utility Department said Wednesday.

“We don’t expect any problems from our testing because the water is clear and the preliminary tests did not show any problems,” she said.

The break occurred in an old water line probably 50 years old or more, according to the utility department. The outage lasted about 3 to 4 hours.

As a safeguard, all citizens who had a water outage or low pressure in or near the affected areas are advised to boil water prior to drinking, cooking or preparing baby food. The water advisory is required by the state to stay into effect for 24 hours.

Other areas effected were locations along Barnett Shoals Road, Simonton Bridge Road and Greensboro Highway. The county will notify the public when the advisory ends.

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