Residents in two Georgia counties need to take caution with their drinking water. Both Rockdale and Banks counties have issued boil water advisories Saturday.
According to a Rockdale Water Resources, Friday night's storm is to blame. It caused damage to the county's water plant, briefly dropping water pressure below the acceptable level required by the state of Georgia. That pressure drop could cause a health hazard.
"In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard and as a precautionary measure, all citizens who live within the Rockdale County are advised to boil all tap water prior to use for drinking, cooking or preparing baby food," Rockdale Water Resources said in the release. "The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil."
Rockdale's advisory is in effect until midnight.
A boil water advisory is also in effect in Banks County for water customers north of I-85. This is due to a water main leak. The leak caused the pressure in the water system to dip down to dangerously low levels.
Customers in Banks County are also asked to turn off their water heaters until they're given the all clear.
A spokesperson says crews are working to repair the leak.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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