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What areas were under a boil water advisory on Saturday

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management announced that water service would be shut off at 5 p.m. Friday to much of Atlanta, including all of downtown, so crews could repair breaks on a 48-inch and 36-inch transmission line “which carries large volumes of water.” to the metropolitan area.

Shortly after 2 p.m., the Department of Watershed Management issued a boil water advisory “out of an abundance of caution.” The advisory affects all Atlanta customers who experienced a water outage or low water pressure. The order was still in effect on Saturday.

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Affected areas included a large portion of northwest Atlanta, downtown Atlanta, and east Atlanta, among others. For example, restaurants in Little Five Points, Downtown, Grant Park, Old Fourth Ward, West End, East Atlanta, Midtown, Inman Park, and Candler Park were all forced to close due to water or utility outages. low water pressure.

An Atlanta concert Friday at Megan Thee Stallion’s State Farm Arena was part of a growing list of event delays or cancellations. If you are attending an event in downtown Atlanta, it is best to check the website or call ahead before traveling a long distance.

Atlanta Watershed Management posts updates on its website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. There is also an updated water outage map for the city.

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management has issued a boil water advisory for the affected area shown on this map.  May 31, 2024 (Credit: Atlanta Department of Watershed Management)

Credit: Atlanta Department of Watershed Management

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Credit: Atlanta Department of Watershed Management

From Atlanta Watershed Management

The city has a tip sheet on what to do during a boil water advisory, including this video:

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