Boil-water advisory lifted in Atlanta

The City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has lifted the boil-water advisory issued on Monday, Dec. 3 for all areas. Samples taken in these areas confirmed there was no contamination of the public water system, the DWM says.

Water may be used for all purposes without boiling and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has been notified.

The DWM on Monday issued a boil water advisory out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidance for public advisory, calling for water restriction to critical uses only to allow system pressures to rebuild.

Due to a control issue at the city’s Hemphill Pump Station early Monday, the system’s Hemphill Zone experienced a water outage and very low pressures throughout the zone. The DWM says water has now been restored to the impacted area.

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