A county commission chairman says there could be some personnel changes at the water department following concerns about smelly water.
Fayette County Water Director Tony Parrott said three weeks ago, they’d traced the problem to a water inversion in Lake Peachtree. But it turns out the foul smell was emitting from water coming from an old mill pond. The county has changed chemicals and just started a new cleaning process.
"The water is wonderful today. It hasn't been wonderful. It tasted really, really bad. A lot of restaurants wouldn't even serve you tea because the water tasted so bad," said customer Nancy Turk.
But the trouble isn't quite over yet. Environmental officials said the county failed to do some scheduled maintenance.
Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown says he's very upset about the millions of dollars in maintenance that has not been done.
Brown said he will meet with the board of commissioners, and evaluate the "employment situation" of some people.
Channel 2’s Jeff Dore repeatedly tried to talk with the leadership of the water department but they were unavailable.