Press Release: Department of Watershed Management Makes Significant Progress in Repair Work to Critical Infrastructure

Press Release: Department of Watershed Management Makes Significant Progress in Repair Work to Critical Infrastructure

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Department of Watershed Management Makes Significant Progress in Repair Work to Critical Infrastructure
Work will resume on June 5, 2018 at 7 a.m.  

ATLANTA – The Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has made significant progress in the first phase of preparations for repair of the 14th Street water main leak. The necessary equipment, which was delivered today, will help the DWM operations team stop the leak and then repair the pipe. Currently, the leak is stable and operations are normal.

“We are excited about the progress that has been made thus far,” said Commissioner Kishia L. Powell.

The process to stop the leak involves an equipment installation which will be a multi-day process expected to conclude on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Upon completion of the equipment installation, the repair work will begin immediately afterwards and is expected to conclude by Friday, June 8, 2018.  Due to the progress that has been made today, DWM will postpone the work previously scheduled for 11 p.m. tonight and resume work tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7 a.m.

Progress updates regarding the repair are now available on www.atlantaga.gov on the Department of Watershed Management page. Visit the DWM Leak Repair Updates link. DWM also encourages customers to 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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