(UPDATE) Atlanta issues a boil water advisory

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2016
Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

UPDATE: On Sunday evening, May 1, the city of Atlanta said the boil water advisory will end at 2 a.m. on May 2.

From the city of Atlanta:

Boil-advisory still in effect until 2 a.m., Monday, 2 May, pending receipt of sampling results. Please continue to check for updates throughout the evening and overnight on twitter @ ATLwatershed.

Here is the original story …

Water pressure issues in Atlanta reported on the evening of April 30 have led to a boil water advisory.

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) reports that storms caused a power outage which led to a “temporary loss of pressure in the drinking water system at Hemphill.”

DWM says while the water system has resumed normal operations, the boil water advisory has been issued “out of an abundance of caution.”  While the city of Atlanta says the advisory will last about 24 hours, DWM says the advisory is in effect “until further notice.”

From the city of Atlanta:

The City of Atlanta has issued a boil-water advisory for the following areas for approximately 24 hours: areas served by the distribution system including Downtown Atlanta and Avon Avenue to the south, Holtzclaw Street to the east, and Joseph Lowery Boulevard to the west. Customers should boil water for one minute past a rolling boil before using. Monitor news reports and follow twitter updates @atlwatershed until further notice.

“Crews are flushing the system as a precaution as well as investigating the cause of the power interruption,” the advisory from DWM says.

The advisory affects, “Streets between downtown Atlanta to the S. including South Fulton County, W. to the West End and E. to Moreland Ave.,” DWM said on its Twitter account.

DWM says the following places are affected by the boil water advisory:

– Fox Theatre

– Cabbagetown

– Edgewood

– Old Fourth Ward

– West End

– Peoplestown

– Reynoldstown

– Mechanicsville

– Summerhill

– Avon Avenue

– South Fulton County

To see a map of the affected areas, click here.

DWM notes it is constructing two “in-town water towers.”

“Construction of the two in-town water towers will provide redundancy and protect in-town customers from similar outages in the future,” the department’s Twitter account says.

The boil water advisory is likely to affect service at restaurants in the city. When a similar water pressure issue happened in DeKalb County back in July, restaurants had to limit their menus to avoid using county water during the boil water advisory.


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