Atlanta’s Water Crisis Continues as City Works to Restore Service

June 4, 2024
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Atlanta's Water Crisis Continues as City Works to Restore Service

🌆 Citywide Impact: While the water outages and low pressure have affected many parts of Atlanta, city operations are running normally in most areas, including critical infrastructure like the airport, municipal court, detention center, and E911 operations.

🏥 Hospitals Coping:

  • Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory Midtown Hospital are maintaining medium to normal pressure levels and remain fully operational, despite the challenges posed by the water crisis.
  • Hospitals have had to cancel elective and non-urgent procedures, distribute bottled water, and follow CDC guidelines for food preparation to ensure patient care is not compromised.

🚨 Boil Water Advisory: The boil water advisory remains in effect out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidance. Residents and businesses can verify if their specific area is under the advisory by visiting the watershed department’s public alerts map.

Atlanta's Water Crisis Continues as City Works to Restore Service

🔧 Repair Updates:

  • West Peachtree Street and 11th Street: Crews have been working overnight to install a new 30-inch pipe, with the remaining steps to complete the repair and restore water service underway.
  • Boone Blvd and Brawley Drive: The water main break repair is complete, with crews having finished multiple rounds of repairs on the aging pipe.

🧪 Safety Measures: The water department is following flushing protocols and sampling affected zones to ensure there is no contamination in the system. The Georgia EPD will advise when the boil water advisory can be lifted.

🏨 Business Impact: While many restaurants and businesses have been forced to close due to the water issues, hotels are reporting normal conditions and are ready to accommodate guests as usual.

🗣️ Your Take: As Atlanta enters the fourth day of water woes, how have you been affected by the outages and low pressure? Share your experiences and any tips for coping with the ongoing crisis in the comments below.

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