Bottled water supplies dwindle in north Alabama counties

TANNER, Ala. (AP) — Emergency workers are running out of bottled water in two north Alabama counties where a utility has told people not to drink their tap water because of chemical contamination.

Morgan County's emergency management director says some locations handed out all their water on the first two days of distribution.

The Decatur Daily ( ) reports workers will distribute the remaining water Friday and as long as supplies last.

The water is for customers of the West Morgan-East Lawrence water system. The general manager warned residents last week not to consume the water because it contains two chemicals.

Decatur Utilities says it will supply as much as 2.8 million gallons of water a day to help the neighboring system. Officials hope that will help ease the demand for bottled water.