Another stormwater infrastructure problem has popped a leak in Fayette County, in another confirmation of the need to replace the aging system.
According to county commissioner David Barlow, water system director Tony Parrott notified the board of another water main break at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning, this time in the Planceer Place in Peachtree City.
“There are about 24 customers without water now until it’s fixed,” said Barlow.
A boil water warning has been hand-delivered to customers in the area.
“Our lab will do bacteria tests on the water after the main break is repaired and after these samples pass and Environmental Protection Division approves we will lift the boil water notice,” said Parrott.
This is the second water break in Peachtree City in a week. Last week, the county issued a notice acknowledging that certain areas of the county had begun seeing discolored water coming from their taps. There were, however, according to Jones, no health risks to the public.
The discolored water was the result of a problem with treating the manganese in the raw water. Water system director Tony Parrott ordered the valve closed at the plant until the problem is resolved.
Additionally, there was a water main break in Peachtree City on Golfview Drive that knocked out water to at least a dozen customers in the area. Mud from the water main break worked its way into the piping system; therefore, workers had to shut off the water in the area to make repairs.
In a hastily called meeting on last Wednesday afternoon, the commission voted to spend up to $10,000 on consultant CH2MHill Engineers to fix the water problem.