UPDATE 10/17: The boil water advisory has been lifted.
PREVIOUS: ATLANTA -- Officials with the Atlanta Watershed Management agency have issued a boil-water advisory for a small portion of south Atlanta in the wake of a Saturday water-main break.
Crews are working to repair the 20-inch water main in the 2800 block of Springdale Road, which forced a shut down of lanes to drivers. As a result, officials are issuing the boil-water advisory for the area, including the Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center and the Fox Glove Nursing Home.
Atlanta Watershed said the break is affecting service to about 780 residents on Springdale between Cleveland Avenue and Cofield Drive SW. Impacted customers were notified, and water has been delivered. However, officials said if anyone experiences a loss of water at their address outside of the area, they should also follow the boil-water advisory.
During a boil-water advisory, customers should boil water for one minute past a roiling boil before using it for cooking, drinking or brushing teeth. Infant, elderly and those with immune deficiencies should be particularly careful.
The department said it will flush the system as a precaution and sample the affected zones to ensure there are no contaminations in the system. There's no word on when the boil-water advisory will be lifted.