Published On: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015

Fort Stewart well tests positive for contamination

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Officials at Fort Stewart say one of the major wells there has been found with fecal indicators.  That means the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste.  As a result, everyone on base is being asked to boil water for at least one minute before using it to bath, cook, drink, and make ice, clean dishes or brush teeth. Bottle water is the other option.The contaminated water can cause short-term health effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.


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