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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  You may have gotten a notice in the mail about coliform in your drinking water, but there's no need to panic.    

Water, Gas, and Light tests 100 samples of water every day. In May, nine out of 100 samples tested positive for the presence of coliform bacteria which indicates there could be other harmful bacteria present.    

WG&L says those results were false positives, but they still must send out notices to customers as a precaution. They say the utility's water is still safe to drink and poses no harm to the public. 

"We were named best drinking water in Georgia a year or two ago and we earned that and we are very proud of that, we certainly want to maintain our system to the best of our ability," said WG&L spokeswoman Lorie Farkas.

Water, Gas, and Light is considering switching the vendor that provides test kits to the utility because of the false positive results.

 

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