Citizen files lawsuit over Summerville water crisis

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia city, a textile manufacturer and others are being sued by a former Summerville, Georgia, city council member over a water crisis that forced Summerville to distribute bottled water for weeks and still could cost taxpayers millions.

On Jan. 31, Summerville residents were advised not to consume their tap water after cancer causing chemicals were discovered during a quality inspection done by state environmental regulators.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Earl Parris wants the people responsible for the contaminated water to cover the cost of a long-term solution.

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