Water ‘crisis’ leads to boil advisory

By Laura Cardona, originally posted on July 29, 2016


Officials in a Middle Georgia city issued a boil advisory to water customers after five main water lines broke in the past three days. They’re also urging residents to conserve as much water as possible.

Milledgeville officials met this week to discuss why the breaks continue to occur and how to repair them, The Valdosta Daily Times reported. City manager Barry Jarrett said the cause is still unknown.

Jarrett said people have already started to experience low water pressure in the western part of the city. Spokeswoman Felicia Cummings said dangerously low levels of water pressure could be a health hazard due to backflow and back siphonage.


This is the second time this year that city officials have had to issue a boil advisory. The mayor described the water situation as a crisis.


Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency director Troy Reynolds had a water tanker truck taken to the local hospital Wednesday afteroon to ensure residents could get water from plastic jugs if necessary.

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