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Atlanta’s water crisis continues as the city works to restore service

๐ŸŒ† Impact on the entire city: Although the water outages and low pressure have affected many parts of Atlanta, city operations are running normally in most areas, including critical infrastructure such as the airport, municipal court, detention center and E911 operations.

๐Ÿฅ Hospitals deal with:

  • Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory Midtown Hospital maintain moderate to normal pressure levels and remain fully operational despite the challenges presented 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.

๐Ÿšจ Boiling water advice: The boil water advisory remains in effect out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidelines. Residents and businesses can verify if their specific area is covered by the advisory by visiting the watershed department’s public alert map.

Atlanta's water crisis continues as the city works to restore service

๐Ÿ”ง Repair updates:

  • West Peachtree Street and 11th Street: Crews worked overnight to install a new 30-inch pipe, while the remaining steps to complete repairs and restore water service are underway.
  • Boone Blvd and Brawley Drive: Water main break repairs have been completed and crews have completed multiple rounds of repairs to the aging pipe.

๐Ÿงช Safety precautions: The water department will follow flushing protocols and sample affected areas to ensure no contaminants are present in the system. The Georgia EPD will advise when the boil water advisory can be lifted.

๐Ÿจ Business impact: Although many restaurants and businesses have been forced to close due to the water problems, hotels are reporting normal conditions and are ready to receive guests as usual.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Your opinion: As Atlanta enters its fourth day of water problems, how have you been affected by the outages and low pressure? Share your experiences and any tips for dealing with the ongoing crisis in the comments below.

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