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New Plant in Cairo Eases Communities Concerns about Unsafe Water

New Plant in Cairo Eases Communities Concerns about Unsafe Water
Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 13:26:16-05

CAIRO, Ga. (WTXL) - Cairo residents can now drink water from their faucets again without having to worry about arsenic levels.

The new water treatment plant is up and running, easing the community's concerns.

If high arsenic levels are detected in the water, the plant will send that water through a special filtration system, solving the problem before it reaches your home.

Aline Rundle, a Cairo resident says it took the whole community coming together to raise awareness about the issue five years ago.

"Perhaps what we've done here in Cairo, Georgia can make a difference throughout the world," said Rundle. "I hope it does."

The plant is the first one in the state to have arsenic treatment capabilities.