UPDATE: Boil-water advisory still in effect for parts of Atlanta 

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UPDATE: Boil-water advisory still in effect for parts of Atlanta 

Atlanta issued a boil water advisory Thursday for certain areas until further notice, according to the Department of Watershed Management

The boil-water advisory is still in effect Friday morning. The city conducted water quality testing Thursday and expects to receive results at some point Friday.  

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will advise the Department of Watershed Management when the advisory can be lifted.

Many residents woke up early Thursday morning to find no water pressure in their homes. Areas that may have experienced this include downtown Atlanta to the south including South Fulton County, east to Moreland Avenue and west of downtown.

The advisory areas include, but are not limited to: Cabbagetown, Edgewood, Old Fourth Ward, West End, Peoplestown, Reynoldstown, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Edgewood, Avon Avenue and South Fulton County.

According to the advisory: “Customers in these areas should boil water for one 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. If you have experienced a loss of water at your address, but your address is not within the area described, you may want to follow these precautions.”

A power outage at the Hemphill High Service Pump Station triggered a temporary loss of pressure in portions of the drinking water system served by Hemphill Water Treatment Plant, DWM said. The system was restored to normal operations in about 40 minutes.

“The boil water advisory is a precautionary measure for consumption,” a spokeswoman said in an email. “We have not deemed there to be any contamination; but out of an abundance of caution we have issued a boil water advisory per protocol.”

A boil-water advisory is usually in place for at least 24 hours. 

Local hospitals and businesses have been impacted, according to Channel 2 Actions News.

See the impacted areas here. 

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This article has been updated. 

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