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Long Couny water advisory lifted
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The water advisory for Country Manor Mobile Home Park in Long County, was lifted, as of Tuesday, according to Saroyi Morris environmental health district director for Long County
Morris said Bill Hawthorn, with the Environmental Protection Department, had informed her that the water samples obtained from the park, had been tested and were not contaminated.  
According to Morris, the Long County Health Department had received a report, from one of the residents, that the water had a brown color to it, and the person was concerned about whether it was safe to drink.
This information was then reported to the EPD office in Brunswick, which oversees management of the water system, and as a precaution the health department issued a boil-water advisory last week until the water could be checked.
Morris also said that once the advisory was issued, the staff of the Long County Health Department, with assistance from McIntosh and Liberty counties, then passed out information to Country Manor residents on what to do, regarding the water.      
To assist the people of the park, through the weekend, Long County EMA Director Darrell Balance, went to Blackshear on Friday, where he received 336 cases of bottled water from Brighter Day Ministry.  On Saturday, he and the Long/Ludowici Fire Department, with the help of the Red Cross, then passed out the water to the people.
According to Jim Harris, program director at the Brunswick EPD office, there had been a few reports regarding the safety of the water, from  residents in the park.  However, he said, test results on the water never showed any contaminants of any pathogen that endangered those who drank it.
He did say, that earlier tests had come back positive for total coliform, which usually indicated a breech in the sanitary seal from ground water, but that this wasn’t harmful to those at the park.
Hawthorn, who actually did the tests on the water, said as a result of the concerns, the system had been flushed and higher levels of chlorine had been added.
“The water is safe, and the only thing the people may notice is a slight smell of chlorine over the next few days, until it dissipates”, Hawthorn said.
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