Valdosta’s Boil Water Advisory Lifted
On Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., the City of Valdosta notified the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) that all bacti samplings collected from the city’s water system on Monday, Jan. 24, tested NEGATIVE for harmful bacteria. Negative results means the presence of harmful bacteria WAS NOT FOUND. Public drinking water standards required the city to conduct water quality testing for the past two days since the power outage. Not one sample tested positive and all samples were tested in a state certified lab and approved by the Georgia EPD. As a result, the EPD authorized the city to lift the Boil Water Advisory that has been in effect since Jan. 22. Citizens may begin using the city’s water supply for all consumption purposes.
The City of Valdosta would like to express its gratitude for the patience and understanding of its citizens, while crews worked around the clock to resolve this issue. City officials will continue meeting with all entities involved in the days and weeks ahead to ensure that this incident will not reoccur in the future.
For more information contact the Utilities Department at (229) 259-3592.