Polk County residents advised to boil water until further notice

10:15 AM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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CEDARTOWN, Ga. -- All of Polk County has been placed under a boil water advisory due to "insufficient treatment and system failure" at a local water treatment plant. 

Polk County Water, Sewage and Solid Waste issued the advisory around 7:30 p.m after a system failure at the Deaton Springs Water Treatment Plant. 

According to officials, a signal output module at the plant did not trigger alarms when water turbidity exceeded it's normal level. 

The boil water advisory was put in place to protect residents from a potential health hazard. 

Authorities say the advisory will stay in place until further notice. Updates will be provided as they become available. 

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