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FBI investigates break-in at Georgia water treatment plant

April 30, 2013
Smoky Mountains
According to officials, someone broke into the plant and changed the system settings for chlorine and fluoride injection.

The FBI is investigating a break-in at a water treatment facility in the small north Georgia town of Chatsworth that has left hundreds of residents without drinking water, ABC news reported.

According to officials, someone broke into the plant and changed the system settings for chlorine and fluoride injection, which has resulted in the plant being shut down.

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About 400 residents have been told not to drink their tap water and about 10 to 15 residents are completely without water.

Chatsworth Water Works Manager Steve Smith said the plant should be back in operation by the end of the week.