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Boil water advisory lifted for NE Chatham neighborhoods

Posted September 27
Updated September 29

— Chatham County authorities on Friday lifted a boil water alert for neighborhoods in the northeast part of the county two days after a contractor accidentally severed a water main.

County officials said in a news release that tests of the water confirmed that it is safe to drink for residents in the area. The broken main caused water pressure to drop in the county's North Water System.

"Customers in the affected areas no longer have to boil their water before consumption," Debra Henzey said in a statement released Friday. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers."

Authorities said they issued the boil water advisory as a precaution after a contractor working in the area struck the water line. Residents had been advised to use bottled water or boil the county water before using it for drinking, bathing, dental care, making ice, washing dishes or preparing food.

The following areas that had been affected by the boil water advisory 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. Highway 15/501, including Old Lystra Road and the Walmart shopping center

Anyone with questions was asked to call the county's Water Utilities department at 919-542-8270.

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