Flooding-No Water

ROBERTA, Ga. (AP) - Heavy rains and flooding left about 150 homes in rural Crawford County without water.

The area about 10 miles southwest of Macon was without running water on Tuesday, five days after floodwaters caused a large water
pipe to burst.

County Fire Chief Randy Pate says water and debris rushing through Matthews Creek uncovered and ruptured the water pipe buried in the creek bed.

Residents are picking up jugs and bottles of drinking water from a truckload provided by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. They're getting water for washing and filling toilets from a truck mounted with a 500-gallon tank.

County Manager Pat Kelly says the county got more than 6 inches
of rain last Friday, when the water pipe burst. He says repairs might not be finished until Friday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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