Cochran's Water Boil Warning Lifted

6:29 PM, Aug 21, 2013   |    comments
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Cochran city officials are now saying that their precautions telling people to boil water before drinking or cooking with it, or using bottled water have been lifted.

They issued the precautions in response to Monday's flooding in Cochran.

City Manager Ray Gibson says they had been concerned that sewer water could have seeped into pipes that run over creeks.  But he said after consulting with the Georgia EPD, felt that the water was safe.

They've conducted tests on water samples, which they will get back on Thursday, but Gibson has been making the rounds at businesses telling them they can operate as they normally do.

"We did our checks on all the lines across the ditch, and right now, no water mains, no service lines are showing any breaks or any damage," says Jacob Daniels, the general maintenance supervisor for the city.

Gibson says they will notify the public if the test results are problematic, but says he isn't expecting any issues.

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