Boil water advisory issued for portion of Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- Residents in a portion of Forsyth County are being advised to boil their water after a 10-inch main break on Tuesday.

The Forsyth County News reports that the advisory will remain in place until Thursday at 5 p.m. after a cast iron pipe broke on Pilgrim Mill Road.

City officials told the newspaper that the advisory impacts anyone who has experienced low or no water pressure in the last two days. The lack of pressure can lead to backflow or "back-siphonage of water of unknown quality" going back into the system.

The water advisory will apply to water used for drinking, cooking or preparing baby food.  This water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute.

A department spokesperson told the newspaper that the advisory is in place out of an abundance of caution and that they have yet to hear of anyone who completely lost pressure - though residents have reported low pressure since the line break.

City officials attribute the break to high pressure on old water lines.

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