Several water problems plague Cairo community
By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News November 14, 2018 CAIRO, Ga. (WCTV) — Wednesday morning, a water main break in Cairo forced schools and restaurants to close for the day.
The city says the water should be back on by the end of the day, and that the break might help flush out another water issue in the community.
Some say they noticed it after Hurricane Michael and they’ve refused to use it ever since.
For the last several weeks, many are using bottled water for drinking and cooking.
"My concern is for them to get to the bottom of this.
Not just for my kids safety, but for all the kids," said Evers.
City leaders say an environmental specialist tested the water a week after the storm.
They found high levels of iron, which is causing the discoloration.
"The water was reported to be clean and safe to drink, however, the color of it just made people a little uneasy about the situation," the city said.
Some residents are still upset and skeptical.