The Macon Water Authority issued a release Monday afternoon to clear up a rumor that’s been spreading on social media.

The rumor, and variations of it, alleged that a Georgia Environmental employee told someone the Bibb water supply was contaminated by Irma and water service will be shut off indefinitely.

MWA says they have been monitoring social media throughout the storm and saw the rumor, but want to set the record straight that the water supply is NOT contaminated.

They say if the water becomes unsafe at any point, a boil water advisory would likely be issued.

Again, the rumor is FALSE – the water is SAFE to drink and there is not currently a boil water advisory