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Atlanta Boil-Water Advisory Lifted For All Areas Except One

The boil-water advisory that affected many residents in metro Atlanta on Sunday was lifted early Monday in all areas except one.
The boil-water advisory that affected many residents in metro Atlanta on Sunday was lifted early Monday in all areas except one.
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Most residents who were under an advisory Sunday can go back to cooking, drinking and brushing their teeth without boiling their water first.

Except for the 745 block of Memorial Drive S.E., the boil-water advisory that affected many residents in metro Atlanta was lifted early Monday, according to a Twitter post from Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management. 

Storms Saturday night had shut down two pumping stations and triggered a temporary loss of pressure in the drinking water system.

Crews spent the day flushing the system and sampling water in the affected zones to be sure there was no contamination in the system, according to the Watershed Department’s updates on Twitter.

Customers had been advised to boil water for one minute past a rolling boil before use.

The areas that were affected by the boil-water advisory included:

  • 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
  • The Fox Theatre
  • Cabbagetown
  • Edgewood
  • Old Fourth Ward
  • West End
  • Peoplestown
  • Reynoldstown
  • Mechanicsville
  • Summerhill
  • Edgewood
  • Avon Avenue
  • South Fulton County