Transmission Main Repair is Complete But Boil Water Advisory Still in
Effect for Residents and Businesses in South Fulton County
Atlanta –The Department of Watershed Management has confirmed that the repair of the 30-inch transmission main has been completed and water restoration to impacted residents and businesses is underway. When the Department has completed flushing and disinfection protocols for the system as a precaution, a water quality team will gather samples from the impacted areas for analysis to ensure there are no water quality issues. The process to completely flush and disinfect they system will take 1-2 hours. Generally, sampling and analysis takes 24-hours, after which a determination to lift the advisory will be made.
On Monday, March 4, 2019, The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) issued a boil water advisory for all residents and property owners in Chattahoochee Hills, the City of South Fulton, Union City, and Fairburn out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidance for public advisory. Click HERE to view a map of the impacted service area.
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 boil water advisory is still in place for the impacted service area. Residents and businesses in Chattahoochee Hills, the City of South Fulton, Union City, and Fairburnshould continue to boil their water or use bottled water until the boil water advisory is lifted.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will advise the Department of Watershed Management when the advisory can be lifted. Official updates will be provided to public safety officials and posted on www.atlantaga.gov and on the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management website as they occur.
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