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Boil-Water Advisory Lifted in Most Affected Areas Of Atlanta

The advisory will stay in effect until Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management receives permission from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to lift it.
The advisory will stay in effect until Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management receives permission from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to lift it.
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The boil-water advisory, first issued Thursday, was lifted Friday afternoon for most sections of Atlanta, according to the Department of Watershed Management (DWM).

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Only two neighborhoods remained under the advisory, Mechanicsville and the Campbellton-Fairburn Road area

According to a press release from the DWM, the city conducted water quality tests, and results showed “no system-wide contamination of the public drinking water system.”

Before drinking, cooking or brushing teeth, customers in the areas that are still affected are being advised to boil water for one minute past a rolling boil before use. The elderly, infants and people with immune deficiencies should use extra care.

Customers whose areas are not listed above but who experienced a loss of water also should follow the precautions.

In a press release Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said, “Department of Watershed Management experienced a power interruption to a pump station at the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant. As a result, portions of the water system served by this plant experienced a water outage or low water pressure.”

While the operation of the pumps was quickly restored and system pressures returned to normal, a boil-water advisory was issued “out of an abundance of caution and in case of any impacts to water quality,” according to the press release.