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Baconton residents urged not to drink the water

Baconton- Some south Georgians don't have safe water. Floodwaters contaminated private wells in the Thronateeska Sub-division in Baconton. The state is helping Mitchell County by setting up a water truck at the dead end of East Walton Street.

"There are probably 70 families affected with contamination in their wells such as mud and all from the river being up. We had the environmentalist from the health department come and test them and we got a call into GEMA early this morning and they just delivered this water truck," said Ann Lamb, Executive Director of Mitchell County E.M.A.

People need to bring their own containers to haul water away. The truck is expected to be available for about a week.

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