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Storms contaminate wells, roads re-open

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Albany - (WALB) - Health Officials have issued a Boil Water Order for private wells in Colquitt, Decatur, Miller, Seminole, Tift and Turner counties.

The strong storms from Friday and Saturday have polluted many wells and water systems.  Public Health Officials are advising residents with private wells to boil their water or use bottled water for consumption. 

Until further notice, private well water used for consumption, brushing teeth or food preparation should be brought to a full rolling boil and allowed to boil for two minutes, then strained, before using. Those who chose may also use bottled water.

It is not necessary to boil well water for other household activities such as dish washing, laundry or bathing. This Boil Water Order is limited to private wells and does not apply to municipal water systems.

Numerous roads remain closed across Southwest and South Central Georgia, but the DOT reported Monday evening that all were open, though some would have flagged traffic.