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Dangerous levels of nitrates lead to change in water supply

Pelham city officials extended city's water supply to Waco community. Pelham city officials extended city's water supply to Waco community.
Jim Hedges Jim Hedges
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PELHAM, GA (WALB) -

Dangerous levels of nitrates detected in water in one south Georgia community led city officials to take action.

Close to a dozen homes near Pelham have a new water source.

For almost half a century, homes in the Waco community have been getting their water from a private well.

The city decided to abandon the well and connect the area to the city's water supply. 

"The residents of Waco have good, clean drinking water," said Pelham City Manager Jim Hedges. "The same as everybody in Pelham and they have quite a bit of pressure, over 50 psi." 

The city worked with the DNR to rectify the water issue.

The work cost $50,000 and was completed a couple of weeks ago. 

If you're concerned about what's in your water, you can find a list of your local water authority here

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