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"Do not drink" order for hundreds in North GA, FBI investigating
WRCB ^ | Apr 29, 2013 | Kimberly Barbour

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wrcbtv.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: carterslake; chatsworth; chemicals; chemicalsettings; donotdrink; ga; georgia; murraycounty; ramhurst; terrorism; water; watertreatment
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Local to me tho I'm not affected.
1 posted on 04/30/2013 12:54:22 PM PDT by Fire_on_High
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To: Fire_on_High
Local to me tho I'm not affected.

Even if it was next door, so long as the order doesn't say "do not drink BEER" I am good.

2 posted on 04/30/2013 12:57:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: Fire_on_High

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.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 1:00:12 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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4 posted on 04/30/2013 1:00:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Fire_on_High

I’ve fished Carter’s Lake...didn’t catch a dang thing...like most of my fishing trips.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 1:03:48 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Kartographer

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.


6 posted on 04/30/2013 1:05:50 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

yo


7 posted on 04/30/2013 1:06:20 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Repeal The 17th

As my father in law says “That’s why it’s called fishing, not catching”...


8 posted on 04/30/2013 1:06:36 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

Mom calls it ‘visiting’ the fish.

Which is odd, I can get any fish to bite anything I send.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 1:08:18 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Louis Foxwell

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.


10 posted on 04/30/2013 1:10:31 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Fire_on_High
I've always got gallons and gallons of water here stored to help moderate the temperature in one corner of the house.

It is potable water.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/30/2013 1:20:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

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Thank you Marcella for the heads up!!


12 posted on 04/30/2013 1:20:36 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Fire_on_High

ROP again.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 1:22:12 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: neodad

Yup. That’s right.


14 posted on 04/30/2013 1:22:17 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Kartographer

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15 posted on 04/30/2013 1:22:40 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Fire_on_High
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W.C. Fields knew what he was talking about: "Water? Never touch the stuff. Fish do disgusting things in it."
16 posted on 04/30/2013 1:24:08 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: metmom

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.


17 posted on 04/30/2013 1:26:56 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

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.


18 posted on 04/30/2013 1:35:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: steve86

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.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 1:37:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Fire_on_High

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.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 1:38:49 PM PDT by RonInNaples
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