Press Release: Department of Watershed Management Continues Efforts to Isolate 14th Street Water Main Leak

Press Release: Department of Watershed Management Continues Efforts to Isolate 14th Street Water Main Leak

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Department of Watershed Management Continues Efforts to Isolate 14th Street Water Main Leak
First installation was successful and conditions remain normal  

ATLANTA – The Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has completed the installation process to install the first piece of equipment to isolate the leak. The process took seven hours. It was successful and isolation efforts are continuing by prepping for two additional installations. The leak is still stable and conditions are normal. Thus far the leak has remained contained and flow has been significantly reduced from the leak due to valve isolation efforts.

An additional day has been added to the repair schedule in order to account for additional efforts to isolate the leak. An updated timeline is attached. The next 72 hours of activities will be very fluid and the schedule is subject to change.

Progress updates regarding the repair are available on www.atlantaga.gov on the Department of Watershed Management page. Visit the DWM Leak Repair Updates link. DWM also encourages customers to also sign up with Notify ATL to receive updates.

On Sunday, May 27, 2018, the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) discovered a leak at the DWM 651 14th Street complex. It was determined that the leak was due to a failed joint on 36-inch pipe near the Hemphill Steam Pumping Station. Out of an abundance of caution, DWM advised City of Atlanta residents, critical facilities and businesses to be prepared to initiate a continuity of operation plan in the event of a loss of water service over the course of the repairs.

 

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