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Tybee Island facing setback after new drinking-water well collapses

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Tybee Island is facing a setback in their 4,000 foot well they're making.

As they were installing casing to put in the pipe to run the water through, the casing collapsed.

The mayor says this will mean a one-year delay in the water testing.

He says they are coming up with a workaround right now, and this has no impact on their current water supply.

"We still get our water from the Florida aquifer. This is trying to come up with another water source because the state is trying to limit the amount of water that communities and businesses take out of the Florida and water because of the salt water intrusion that could come toward Tybee,” said Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman.

The mayor says Tybee has until 2025 to develop a solution to this, so he says there's lots of time.

The project is funded by the state.

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