Water Pressure has been Restored and Water Sampling Has Begun for Residents and Businesses
ATLANTA –Water pressure has been restored and water quality teams have started collecting water samples in the impacted area of the boil water advisory. A boil water advisory was issued for Fairburn, Union City and South Fulton County including the Cities of Chattahoochee Hills and Palmetto.
A general description of the boundaries include [link to map]:
· From just north of Camp Creek Parkway as the northern boundary
· South Fulton Parkway to the West
· Areas of South Fulton County bounded by the county line to the South and East including the Cities of Chattahoochee Hills and Palmetto
· *Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is not impacted.
While the system has returned to normal operations, the public should continue to boil their water or use bottled water until the boil water advisory is lifted. If you experienced a low water pressure or a loss of water at your address, but your address is not within the area described, the City recommends you follow the precautionary measures.
On February 9, 2018 the Department of Watershed Management (DWM) issued a boil water advisory out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidance for public advisory. Click here to view the initial press release.
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Department of Watershed Management was notified that a contractor accidently bored through a 30-inch water main on Butner Road near Camp Creek Parkway. During the repair process on February 9, 2018, the drilling device collapsed and caused significant water loss from the Stonewall Tell water tank. Due to the water loss, system pressures decreased below 20 pounds per square inch (PSI) which triggered the need for a boil water advisory. Normal system pressures are typically between 30 and 80 psi.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will advise the Department of Watershed Management when the advisory can be lifted. Residents and businesses in Fairburn, Union City and South Fulton should continue to boil their water or use bottled water until the boil water advisory is lifted.
Official updates will be provided to public safety officials and posted on www.atlantawatershed.org as they occur.