The City of Statham
water system lost pressure in the distribution system
BOIL YOUR WATER FOR
THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING
of Statham water main located on Dooley Town Drive was
shut down on 5-6-2021 due to a damaged water main. This led to a loss of
pressure in the distribution system, which may cause backpressure,
backsiphonage, or a net movement of water from outside the pipe to the inside
through cracks, breaks, or joints in the distribution system that are common in
all water systems. Such a system failure carries with it a high potential
that fecal contamination or other disease-causing organisms could enter the
distribution system. These conditions may pose an imminent and substantial
health endangerment to persons served by the system.
should I do?
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT
BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil
for at least (3) three minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled
water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice,
brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.
Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
WATER, DRINK OR ICE MADE RECENTLY FROM THIS SUPPLY SHALL BE DISCARDED.
Inadequately treated water may
contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria,
viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps,
nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for
infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely
compromised immune systems.
The symptoms above are not caused
only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms
and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk
should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
happened? What is being done?
main was shut down to repair a leak. As soon as the water main is repaired, and
pressure restored, Samples will be collected and sent to the lab asap.
City of Statham will inform residents when you no longer need to boil your
water. For more information, please contact Jordan McDaniel at
770-862-2800 or 770-725-5455 or P.O. Box 28 Statham GA 30666
share this information with all the other people who drink this water,
especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example,
people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this
by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or
notice is being sent to you by ____City of Statham_____
System ID#: ____0130001______________
Boil Water Advisory