The following notice was posted on the 3rd Infantry Division Facebook Page:
MARNE ALERT: DRINKING WATER WARNING
Fort Stewart's Water Well #2 Tested Positive for a Fecal Indicator*.
Although Well #2 has been taken off line for additional testing and disinfection, you are cautioned to BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING on post!
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST on post. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
*Fecal indicators are microbes whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes 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.*
.The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking this water.
For more information, contact the DPW Environmental Division at 912-767-2010 or 912-320-0324 or the DPW O&M Division at 912-767-2149 and 912-320-0257.