Boil water advisory area

The boil water advisory that was in place for more than 24 hours around Downtown has been lifted by the city. Most of the advisory was lifted on July 7, except for the Mechanicsville neighborhood and the Campbellton-Fairburn Road area. The city completed further tests and announced a complete lift of the advisory on Saturday morning, July 8.

Many areas of Intown were under a boil water advisory  after a power failure at the Hemphill Treatment Plant in northwest Atlanta shut down the pumps early on July 6.

Impacted areas included Cabbagetown, Edgewood, Old Fourth Ward, West End, Peoplestown, Reynoldstown, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Avon Avenue and South Fulton County.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.