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Lingering drought may affect well water

November 9, 2007

Albany-- Extreme drought conditions are persisting statewide and with little relief in sight, we've got a warning for private well users. 

The Southwest Public Health District says you should watch out for changes in color, taste, and odor of your water. If you notice changes in your water quality, you should contact your local Health Department and have your water tested.

"Well even under routine conditions it is a good idea to have well water checked every year, and especially under these conditions here, if there is any unusual characteristics of their water they should have it tested immediately" said Environmental Health Director Jim Pericaud.

Even though private wells are exempt from state outdoor water restrictions, but officials still encourage all water users to help conserve Georgia's water sources.

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