The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The city of Atlanta has issued a boil water advisory for parts of East Atlanta after a Georgia Power outage resulted in a temporary loss of pressure in the drinking water system, authorities said.
The system was restored to normal operations within 30 minutes, according to the Department of Watershed Management. However, in an abundance of caution, a boil-water advisory is in effect for these areas:
· Flat Shoals to Haas Ave to the east, Glenwood Ave to the south, Moreland to the west, and McPherson to the north.
· Holtzclaw Road from Stovall to the east, Kirkwood to the north, Chester to the west, and Memorial to the south.
· Hosea Williams End Ave, that area could be bounded by 4th Ave to the east, Cottage Grove to the south, Lakeview to the west, and Gordon Road to the north.
Customers in those areas should boil water for one minute past a rolling boil before using it for cooking, drinking or brushing teeth, watershed management officials said in a release. Infants, the elderly and those with immune deficiencies should be particularly careful.
The Department of Watershed Management is flushing the system as a precaution and sampling the affected zones to affirm that there is no contamination in the system, as well as investigating causes of the power interruption, officials said.
This advisory is in effect until further notice. For further information, contact Janet Ward at 404-787-4812.