Cornelia, Ga – The City of Cornelia announced today that the drinking water is safe.
In an email statement, City Manager Dee Anderson writes "In December we announced that our annual lead and copper tests yielded a high lead reading which required us to notify all of our water customers."
Anderson continues, saying "The EPA requires that 90% of the samples tested must be below 15 micrograms per liter. The results of this year’s samples showed that only 80% were below 15 micrograms per liter."
Anderson goes on to say that the city re-sampled all of the houses that are tested annually because they felt that the original tests were flawed.
"I am happy to announce that we have received the new test results and all of the samples showed zero lead as has been the case every year," Anderson says.
Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to please contact City Hall at 706-778-8585.