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Boil water advisory issued for Long County neighborhood
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Country Manor resident Mandy Johnson reacts to the contaminated water problem plaguing the neighborhood.
The Long County Health Department is advising all residents of the County Manor Mobile Home Park to boil their water or use bottled water, and avoid drinking their home’s tap water until further notice. The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is investigating complaints related to the neighborhood’s water system. Tests are being done to determine if the water meets EPD safety standards for drinking. Those tests results will likely be available early next week.

Meanwhile, the health department distributed flyers to residents of the park’s 112 homes, recommending the following precautions:

·Use boiled or bottled water only for drinking, cooking, making ice, washing fruits and vegetables, brushing teeth, making baby formula, bathing and cleaning.

·Water should be brought to a rapid, rolling boil and boiled for 1-3 minutes prior to use.

·Breastfeed your baby or use ready-made formula. If you must use water to make formula, use bottled water. If you don’t have bottled water, use water that has been rapidly boiled for at least 1-3 minutes.

The Health Department is also recommending if any affected residents are sick with diarrhea, vomiting or stomach upset, they may want to contact their primary healthcare provider.

The Long County Health Department or Environmental Protection Division will advise residents when the boil water advisory can be lifted, or if test results show that further action is needed.

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