One boil water advisory lifted; two more in effect

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A boil water advisory for Pleasant Valley Road in the northern part of the county has been lifted, but citizens in two other areas are still being advised to boil water before drinking it. 

"A water main broke on Pleasant Valley Road, so we had to remove a portion of it and replace it," said Roger Ellis, Bartow County assistant water director for engineering and operations. "The lines in that area are getting old. They aren't going to last forever."

Although the Pleasant Valley line is back in operation, two other breaks in the area around Lakeview Drive and Belmont Way in Acworth and Equestrian Way in the Polo Fields subdivision have led the water department to place boil water advisories at least until sometime today.

"Once there is a break in any pipe in the system," Ellis said, "the state mandates a boil water advisory until the line can be replaced and tested for bacteria. It usually takes 12-24 hours to get the test results back."

Ellis said the chief suspect in the Lakeview Drive break was age and the condition of the pipe, while the Equestrian break may have been due to unauthorized digging in the area.

Ellis said they plan to have problem solved by this morning.