City manager: An estimated restoration time cannot be determined


Really cold weather and Middle Georgia don't mix, as demonstrated by the current round of water infrastructure problems both in Milledgeville and out in the county.

"Hundreds of residential and business water breaks" at properties around Milledgeville/Baldwin County over the weekend put too much stress on the overall infrastructure, and many people are now without any running water, while others are reporting limited water pressure.

City Manager Hank Griffeth realistically couldn't offer any specific timetables, instead writing in a press release that "an estimated restoration time cannot be determined."

Griffeth added that, in terms of the city, "outages seem to be most numerous in the area of the city’s system north of MLK, Jr. Drive."

The extent of the damages and the scope of the problem isn't fully yet known. There may be issues with water mains themselves," added Griffeth.

In an unscientific poll taken around lunch on Baldwin2k's Facebook page, water was hit-and-miss around Carrington Woods, ranging between "running fine" to "sort of running" to  "cut off." Customers in the country club neighborhood and Greysone Arbor also reported that they had no water, while someone "off of Log Cabin/GMC Road" posted "a very light trickle."


The issues aren't exclusive to the city, however. A man who lives off of Ga. 212 posted that his water has been turned off since noon yesterday, while a lady "off of Allen Memorial Drive" reported that her house had no running water. 

"Mayor and Council of the City of Milledgeville are aware of the major inconveniences these outages are creating and they, as well as, all city utility employees are working to restore everyone to full service," added Griffeth. "Information will be shared as updates are available and a more definitive timeline can be determined. We still ask that all customers please check your water lines and repair or cutoff the water at the water meter if leaks are occurring."

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