Atlanta water main rupture; live updates

A major water main break that began Friday on a busy Atlanta street continues to cause significant disruption.

ATLANTA — Following two major water main breaks Friday in Atlanta, many households and businesses in Midtown and Downtown are without water, but repairs are underway, officials say.

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management said the water main breaks occurred when three different pipes came together, carrying a large amount of water within the city to different areas. This caused water outages and low water pressure across much of the downtown area.

Since then, teams have been working nonstop to resolve the issue, but there is still no timeline for restoring everything. Here are the latest updates regarding the water main break.

Saturday June 1st

10:28 a.m. | Atlanta Watershed Management Commissioner Al Wiggins Jr. addressed the public Saturday and provided the following updates:

  • “Significant progress” has been made in repairing the water main break at the intersections of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and JP Brawley Parkway. Crews said there is still no timetable for water restoration.
  • The boil water advisory is still in effect.
  • The Fulton City Jail is operational.
  • Grady Memorial and Emory hospitals are fully operational. Grady said the water pressure is still low but they are accepting patients.

Wiggins also said there was no impact to 911. Anyone needing assistance and not in an emergency situation is asked to contact ATL 311. Emergency Management Water also wants residents to know that in order for crews to enter the construction hole, they must dump out enough water. enter.

No updates were provided regarding the second break at West Peachtree Street Northwest.

Review the update below:

9:30 a.m. | Nearly 10 Fulton County libraries will be closed Saturday due to a broken water main. The locations are:

  • Auburn Avenue Research
  • Central
  • East Atlanta
  • Kirkwood
  • Louise Whatley @Southeast
  • Mécaniqueville
  • Metropolitan
  • Washington Park
  • west end

8:30 a.m. | The Georgia Aquarium said it would close for the day while the city dealt with the break.

Zoo Atlanta informed members that the location would not have water fountains or charging stations. The zoo also said it would not sell fountain drinks or other concessions.

Learn more about water pipe break

It all started early Friday, just after 8 a.m., when a disruption occurred in the Vine City neighborhood near the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard NW and James P. Brawley Drive.

Boil water advisory still in effect

Following the recent water main break, the city’s boil water advisory remains in effect. Residents are reminded to boil their water for at least one minute before using it for drinking, cooking or brushing their teeth to avoid potential contamination. The advisory, which was put in place as a precautionary measure, will remain in effect until water quality tests confirm the supply is fit for consumption.

RELATED: Boil water advisory issued for much of Atlanta after water main break

Water main break continues to impact businesses

Area businesses, including restaurants and retail stores, continue to experience water outages, severely impacting their operations. Customers are advised to check with individual companies for updates on their status.

RELATED: Here are the businesses affected by widespread water main breaks in Atlanta

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