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Boil water – Advisory for east Atlanta

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Boil water – Advisory for east Atlanta

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management has issued the following boil water advisory for portions of east Atlanta, including parts of Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood and Atlanta’s Kirkwood neighborhood. Here is the advisory from Watershed Management. This is in effect until 5 pm April 9.

Boil-water Advisory in effect for portions of East Atlanta

Effective Date: April 8, 2014

Affected Areas:

– Gordon Street SE to the north, Lakeview Avenue to the west, Cottage Grove Avenue to the south, 4th Avenue to the east

– Kirkwood Avenue SE to the north, Chester Avenue to the west, Memorial Drive to the south, Stovall Street to the east

– McPherson Avenue SE to the north, Moreland Avenue to the west, Glenwood Avenue to the south, Haas Avenue to the east

Area maps available online at http://bit.ly/1hzLnbB

Reason: Power Outage Resulting In Pressure Loss at Hemphill Water Treatment Plant

Comments: A Georgia Power outage resulted in a temporary loss of pressure in the drinking water system. The system was restored to normal operations within approximately 13 minutes. The integrity in the water system was not compromised. However, in an abundance of caution, a boil-water advisory is in effect for the areas listed above.

To be cautious, customers in those areas should boil water for 1 minute past a rolling boil before using it for cooking, drinking or brushing teeth. 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.

This advisory is in effect until 5 pm tomorrow.