As of Tuesday afternoon, workers from the Fayette County Water System were close to restoring full service to customers affected by a Monday broken water main.
According to water system director Lee Pope, the break happened on an eight-inch line south of Fayetteville on Highway 85 in a marshy area close to the road. Because of that location, water system workers had to bring in outside help to access it and get it fixed. Georgia Hydrant Services was able to valve it off, limiting overnight water outages to just one customer, with water pressure restored to the rest by 10 p.m. that night.
The break had caused water pressure to drop to dangerously low levels for around 120 to 150 customers. Staff members worked tirelessly to hand-deliver boil water notices, advising that the microbiological quality of the water could be affected and to boil their water until further notice.
Pope expected that results of bacteria testing should be back by midday Wednesday when staff would then hand-deliver notices rescinding the boil advisory, bringing service back to full, normal levels for all those affected.