Skip to comments."Do not drink" order for hundreds in North GA, FBI investigating
Posted on 04/30/2013 12:54:22 PM PDT by Fire_on_High
CHATSWORTH, GA (WRCB) - Hundreds of people in one north Georgia town are not allowed to drink their water.
The water treatment plant in Ramhurst is temporarily shut down after someone broke in and changed the chemical settings.
It's affecting about 400 Murray County residents. Local, state and federal officials are investigating who's to blame. Officials with Chatsworth Water Works say the source of the problems is at the Carter's Lake Water Treatment Plant in the Ramhurst area.
Saturday workers noticed someone had changed some chemical settings. First, officials issued a "boil advisory" but the Environmental Protection Department bumped it up to a total "do not drink" order and shut down the plant until they're certain it's safe for the public to consume. It could be a few more days.
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Even if it was next door, so long as the order doesn't say "do not drink BEER" I am good.
The dirty little secret is these settings mean little or nothing. The chemical soup municipalities offer as drinking water is toxic. In our city they advise it not be given to pets and, of course, we all know it is toxic to fish. Chlorine and ammonia are toxic substances, in any concentration.
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I’ve fished Carter’s Lake...didn’t catch a dang thing...like most of my fishing trips.
Ping to “Don’t drink the water” thread. People buying up all the bottled water - guess they didn’t have any stored.
Someone messed with the water plant.
As my father in law says “That’s why it’s called fishing, not catching”...
Mom calls it ‘visiting’ the fish.
Which is odd, I can get any fish to bite anything I send.
My sympathies. Was the ‘toxic’ drinking water not taken into account when you decided to live where you live?
No problems to report with my own city’s water, other than maybe the water bill. Taken out of a major western river, minimally treated (doesn’t require much treatment), and delivered. Been drinking for 59 years.
It is potable water.
Thank you Marcella for the heads up!!
Yup. That’s right.
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We don’t know yet. It could be, tho the area is really rather rural and out of the way for that. Not the juiciest random target.
Disgruntled local seems like a possibility too.
Heck here in Tampa a squirrel chewed on a cable and water to 600,000 people was cut. Water supplies are not all that dependable.
Just curious. About how much is your water bill? Mine is about $50 per month - that’s water and sewer fee combined. Me, wife and two teenagers in the family.
Seems like our washing machine is on permanent run cycle.
Just contacted my oldest son who works for the Dalton police department. Try to find out what’s going on and post it. He lives in Chatsworth, just built a house there. They have a well so he will be fine.