Augusra, GA (WJBF) – Augusta residents are continuing to stock up on water during the Boil Water Advisory that has been issued for most of Augusta and for Fort Gordon.
The demand for bottled water is leaving stores scrambling to keep it on the shelves.
Managers at the Kroger and Publix stores on Washington Road say that they’re able to keep water in stock by reaching out to other stores.
Shoppers could be seen Wednesday piling water into their carts and headed to the checkout lines. The manager, Christian Brander, told us that they were running low since last night and had to reach out to other stores near the Atlanta area to ship bottles to the store. “I sub for Richmond County so when I saw there was no school, I was like…’why?’ and that’s when I found out about the boil water situation.”
We reached out to stores in North Augusta to see if they’re affected by the Boil Water Advisory. Workers at the Kroger store located on Knox Avenue say the store has very little water left in stock, but a shipment is scheduled to come in Wednesday night.