Official: Catoosa's murky drink water issue resolved
RINGGOLD, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) - A few days of rest seem to be just what Mother Nature ordered in Catoosa County.
Jerry Lee with the Catoosa Utility District says the amount of sediment in the water, or turbidity, has greatly reduced.
Georgia state law prohibits utilities from pump water with a turbidity of 1. Over the weekend, the turbidity was rated at 20.
On Friday, Catoosa Utility turned off the pumps at its main water source, Yates Spring on Yates Spring Road.
Tuesday morning, Lee told Eyewitness News the turbidity situation has resolved itself and the utility was beginning to bring the pumps back online.
Catoosa Utility services all of Catoosa County along with part of Walker and Whitfield counties in Georgia, and Hamilton County in Tennessee. On a normal day, the utility pumps approximately six million gallons of water to customers.
Catoosa Utility District says until the pumps are back online, all customers are getting water from a storage tank or an outside source.
That's why it's asking customers to conserve their water use.