Update: Town of Portal lifts boil water notice

BULLOCH CO., Ga. (WSAV) — The boiling notice has been lifted for the Town of Portal Water System.

Crews worked on the water lines earlier this week, increasing the chance for contamination.

Water sample tests came back negative and tap water can now be used without boiling.

BULLOCH CO., Ga. (WSAV) — The Town of Portal Water System will be shutting the water off to all customers on Tuesday, June 27 at 9 a.m. Authorities say a water line on Hwy. 80 West, located at the Pride Factory, the building needs to be replaced. When this occurs a potential health hazard may exist in areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back–siphonage of water of unknown quality into the water distribution system.

In order to protect the public from potential health hazard, all citizens that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressure are advised to “boil” all water prior to use for drinking, cooking or preparing baby food.

The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil.

Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe to drink.

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