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Boil Water Advisory Lifted Sunday Night After Main Break In Atlanta

A boil water advisory is still in effect in many areas of Atlanta after a large water main break interrupted service on Saturday.
A boil water advisory is still in effect in many areas of Atlanta after a large water main break interrupted service on Saturday.
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Updated June 28, 11:52 a.m.

A 36-inch water main break at Ferst Dr and Hemphill Ave NW, interrupted service around Atlanta on Saturday.

The Department of Watershed Management tweeted Sunday evening that the boil water advisory had been lifted for all affected communities.

Alicia Mintz lives in East Atlanta with her wife, a dog and two cats. Noticing the water went out around noon on Saturday, she wondered if maybe she had forgotten to pay the bill. After seeing her neighbors report the same issue on social media, she realized this was a widespread issue.

“We can not flush the toilet. So that’s pretty exciting,” she said. “That was kind of the funny thing. There’s a boil advisory on but we can’t even get water to come out to do a boil advisory.”

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tweeted Saturday afternoon about the break causing service disruptions throughout the city and advised those who still have service to boil their water before use.