Teenagers snorting Savannah tap water to get high

Okay, it’s not that bad. But it sure is odd.

Savannah water officials have discovered trace amounts of four pharmaceuticals, an insect repellent and a synthetic musk in a portion of the city’s water supply.

None of the compounds found is regulated for in-tap water, and there’s no indication they pose a health risk at the levels detected, said John Sawyer, Savannah water supply and treatment director.

Only the city’s surface water was tested. That’s water drawn from Abercorn Creek, a tributary of the Savannah River, and treated at the Industrial and Domestic plant. The plant supplies residential customers in Port Wentworth, Pooler and Effingham County.


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