DWM Issues a Boil Water Advisory for South Fulton County Residents and Businesses
City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management Issues Boil-Water Advisory for City of Atlanta Residents and Businesses
Atlanta – The Department of Watershed Management has issued a boil water advisory out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidance for public advisory. The Department of Watershed Management calls for immediate water restriction to critical uses only to allow system pressures to rebuild.
There has been a water main break on a 30-inch transmission main at Fairburn Road near the intersection of Cascade Road. Impacted areas that may experience low are no water pressure include Chattahoochee Hills, the City of South Fulton, Union City and Fairburn. In addition, Fairburn Road is closed to traffic between Cascade Road and Utoy Springs Road SW.
The boil water advisory will remain in place until DWM is cleared to lift the advisory following sampling protocols.
In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all residents and property owners that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to boil all water prior to use, or use bottled water, for drinking, cooking, preparing baby food or brushing teeth. The water should be boiled for one minute past a rolling boil. Infants, the elderly and those with immune deficiencies should be particularly cautious. Do not drink water from public water fountains in the impacted area.
Vigorous hand washing or showers with soap and tap water should be safe for basic personal hygiene. However, if washing hands to prepare food, use boiled (then cooled) water along with handwashing soap.
For updates, please visit https://www.atlantawatershed.org/boil-water-advisory-response/ and follow @atlwatershed on social media.