The city of Milledgeville is warning people in several neighborhoods to boil their drinking water due to a line break.
Interim City Manager Barry Jarrett said city water crews found the break in a remote wooded area off Highway 22, between Blandy Road and Central Georgia Technical School.
He said crews searched the line after people in the area reporting that their water was out, starting around 3 a.m. Wednesday.
He said the line been repaired, but it will take at least two days to confirm that the water quality is back to normal.
Jarrett says the boil-water order affects people on Meriwether Circle, Pine Lane, Stevens Drive and at Central Georgia Technical School. He said about 200 homes are affected.
His news release says: "To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. Children should be monitored closely during this time. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source."
He says the city will notify people, probably in two or three days, when tests confirm that the water is safe to drink.
Anyone with questions on the boil-water order can call the city water and sewer department at (478) 414-4052.