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Heavy Rain Causes Discolored Water In Laurens County

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Laurens Commission of Public Works says its working to correct a problem that's causing people to have discolored water.

Laurens Commission of Public Works General Manager, Dale Satterfield tells us heavy rain caused an increase in iron and other minerals in peoples water throughout Laurens County.

Those minerals are discoloring the water and creating a metallic taste. 

"The water is absolutely safe to drink we have been in close contact with DHEC they understand the situation we have, the water is absolutely safe for consumption," Satterfield said.

Satterfield tells us the water will be treated Tuesday to help bleach out the minerals.

A process CPW first had to run past health officials.

"The water should be clear again within 2 days in the city and 5 to 7 days to get to the rural areas in the county," Satterfield said.  

If you live in the county contact Laurenc County Water And Sewer Commission at 864-682-3250 and press option 5 to leave a detailed message if they are having a problem with the water.

If you live in the city contact Laurens CPW at 681-4300.

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