Atlanta water main rupture | Latest updates on the issue

11Alive is tracking updates on water main breaks and site closures across the city of Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Thousands of people in Atlanta are still dealing with the impacts of several key water main breaks that led to a boil water advisory for much of the city; Crews are working around the clock to help restore water services.

On Saturday evening, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens declared the city under a state of emergency following several major water main breaks that began Friday morning.

The City of Atlanta Watershed Management has expanded the boil advisory to include more of the city. The advisory states that all residents who have experienced water outages and low water pressure should boil their water.

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On Saturday afternoon, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens promised updates every two hours on the progress of repairs until all water lines are completely repaired. 11Alive is tracking these updates below and building closures around the city.

Updates on water main breaks

8:15 a.m. | Atlanta United announced that the match against Charlotte FC will continue as scheduled. However, due to the water advisory, food and beverage options will be limited.

Important information about today’s #ATLUTD vs. Charlotte FC match.

Posted by Atlanta United FC on Sunday June 2, 2024

8:00 a.m. | Atlanta Watershed notes that crews continue to work on the water main break at the intersection of W. Peachtree St. and 11th Street.

7:45 a.m. | Mayor Andre Dickens issued Executive Order 2024-03 to provide the City of Atlanta with expedited access to resources to address the disruption to the Atlanta community’s water resources.

7:30 a.m. | The city has released an updated boil water advisory map highlighting the areas affected by the water main break.

7:00 a.m. | Bottled water is once again being distributed to DeKalb County residents affected by water main breaks.

Sunday, 12:06 a.m. | Crews will work through the night to repair a water main at West Peachtree St. and 11th St. As a result, West Peachtree St. is closed between 10th and 12th Streets. while the work is in progress. Traffic control measures are in place to guide motorists around the work zone. Motorists and pedestrians should avoid the area.

Saturday, 9:52 p.m. | Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said the city of Atlanta is now in a state of emergency following several major water main breaks that began Friday morning. Crews are still working to repair one last major water main break in Midtown Atlanta, but Dickens said there is no timetable for when that will be finished because it is more “complicated.”

Saturday, 9:41 p.m. | The Georgia Aquarium will reopen with normal operating hours on Sunday. Due to the boil water advisory, some amenities like water fountains and ice may not be available to visitors. If you had tickets for Friday, May 31 or Saturday, June 1, you can exchange them for a future visit by calling the call center at 404-581-4000.

Saturday, 8:44 p.m. | Emergency repairs were made to a small water main break near Atlantic Station, 1190 Atlantic Drive. Water service has been restored to homes, businesses and fire hydrants in the region.

This means that all but one of the water main breaks have been repaired. The only one crews are still working on is the one at 11th Street and West Peachtree Street.

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