Water Begins to Flow Again in Atlanta After Water Main Break Caused Disruptions

Mayor Andre Dickens announced a State of Emergency for the City of Atlanta after water main breaks throughout the city caused major disruptions. Multiple water mains breaks plagued midtown Atlanta starting Friday June 1, 2024, heading into the following morning.

A boil water advisory was issued by the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management for a large portion of the city, which was extending to cover another section of the sprawling city.

That Sunday, water pressure returned to downtown Atlanta and nearby neighborhoods after the two-day outage shut down businessess and residential left faucets dry.

According to AP News, Other events downtown happened on schedule Sunday, including an Atlanta United soccer match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Centennial Olympic Park turned back on its fountains, where children often splash in bathing suits.

Two affected hospitals said they were still providing bottled water to patients, but said they were otherwise ramping back up to normal operations, with regular schedules of surgeries and appointments planned for Monday.

Department of Watershed Management Commissioner Al Wiggins Jr. told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that boil orders could be lifted in some areas Monday.

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