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UPDATE: Boil-Water Advisory Lifted East Atlanta

This advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The current boil-water advisory areas are in red. Credit: City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management
The current boil-water advisory areas are in red. Credit: City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management
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Update: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7 p.m.:

The boil-water advisory in effect for parts of East Atlanta has been lifted. Samples taken throughout the affected areas showed no contaminants.

Update: 5:30 p.m.

Watershed Management officials now say the advisory will be in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Original post:

According to the City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management, a Georgia Power outage on Tuesday resulted in a temporary loss of pressure in the drinking water system.

The system was restored to normal operations within approximately 13 minutes and the integrity in the water system was not compromised. However, in an abundance of caution, a boil-water advisory is in effect for the areas listed here:

  • Gordon Street SE to the north, Lakeview Avenue to the west, Cottage Grove Avenue to the south, 4th Avenue to the east.
  • Kirkwood Avenue SE to the north, Chester Avenue to the west, Memorial Drive to the south, Stovall Street to the east.
  • McPherson Avenue SE to the north, Moreland Avenue to the west, Glenwood Avenue to the south, Haas Avenue to the east. 
Area maps available online at http://bit.ly/1hzLnbB

To be cautious, customers in those areas should boil water for one minute past a rolling boil before using it for cooking, drinking or brushing teeth. Infants, the elderly and those with immune deficiencies should be particularly careful.

The Department of Watershed Management is flushing the system as a precaution and sampling the affected zones to affirm that there is no contamination in the system, as well as investigating causes of the power interruption.

This advisory is in effect until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.



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