WEDNESDAY WATER WOES UPDATE: Northwest Milledgeville customers will be the last to regain water

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How much water was lost in Milledgeville's municipal water system following a series of water main breaks during the recent cold spell?

Well, for perspective, four different water towers – the one on Roberson Mill Road, the one on Dunlap Road and both on North Jefferson Street – were drained earlier this week, according to the City.

City Manager Hank Griffeth wrote late Wednesday that "the system is now working," adding that many of the tanks now just need time to refill before normal water pressure can be restored to all customers. 

"The water treatment plant has ramped up volume and water is being pushed to the tanks as quickly as possible after treatment. Again, we ask that you continue to use water in a conservative manner as the system continues to recover," wrote Griffeth.

Pockets of Milledgeville still remained without water as of Wednesday night, however.

"Customers on North Columbia Street, north of Dunlap Road, and customers west of the 441 Bypass, including Allenwood, will be some of the last service that will be fully restored," Griffeth wrote.

WMAZ/Channel 13 was back in town, and that story can be watched by clicking immediately below..

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The boiled water advisory, the one first established for all city customer's north of Martin Luther Kings Jr. Drive, remains in effect until further notice. Decreased water pressure occasionally leads to sediment entering the pipes and other problems.

Meanwhile, the City and County firefighters have now handed out a whopping 2,500 cases of bottled water since Tuesday afternoon. Water was handed out at both government annexes on Wednesday, which was the final day of the initiative.

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