Boil water advisory still in effect

Following a water main break on a 36-inch transmission main at Ferst Dr NW and Hemphill Ave NW yesterday, which interrupted service at the Hemphill Electric Pumping Station, a Boil Water Advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution for residents and businesses in portions of the city of Atlanta (South of 17th St. NW and West of East Lake Drive SE), and the cities of South Fulton, Union City, Fairburn, and Chattahoochee Hills. The issue has been effectively isolated to the localized area of Georgia Tech and repairs to the water main are on-going. Service has been restored to all areas, although some customers may be experiencing lower than normal pressures. 

Sampling of the impacted areas was initiated last night and lab results are expected after 7:30 pm tonight. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will advise the Department of Watershed Management when the advisory can be lifted. Click here HEREto view a map of the impacted service area. 

While the system has returned to normal, those in the impacted areas should continue to boil all water prior to use or use bottled water until the boil water advisory is lifted. If you experienced a low water pressure or a loss of water at your address, but your address is not within the area described, the City recommends you follow the precautionary measures (click HERE).

If you are still experiencing low pressure or you are without water service, please call 404-546-0447.

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