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Chatham County lifts boil-water advisory. Water now safe to drink.

Chatham County on Friday lifted a boil-water advisory that had been in place since Wednesday for portions of northeastern Chatham County.
Chatham County on Friday lifted a boil-water advisory that had been in place since Wednesday for portions of northeastern Chatham County. Bradenton Herald

Chatham County residents no longer need to boil water or use bottled water, ending a two-day moratorium prompted by a water main break that caused a drop in water system pressure.

The break was caused by a contractor hitting a water main.

The notice affected certain areas in northeastern Chatham County served by the county’s North Water System. Water sampling results Friday confirmed that the water is safe to drink, so customers in the affected areas no longer have to boil their water before consumption.

The line was repaired earlier, but utility workers had to flush lines and then conduct tests to ensure safety, said Debra Henzey, director of community relations for Chatham County on Thursday.

The areas affected by the advisory originally included:

▪  Manns Chapel Road east of Great Ridge Parkway.

▪  All business within Cole Park Plaza, including all customers of AQUA along Plaza Drive.

▪  All customers north of the Manns Chapel Road intersection along U.S. 15-501, including Old Lystra Road and the Wal-Mart Shopping Center.

Cliff Bellamy: 919-419-6744, @CliffBellamy1

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