FAIRBURN, Ga. — All of southern Fulton County has been removed from a boil-water advisory just days after a ruptured main dropped water pressure in the area.
In consultation with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the city of Atlanta lifted the advisory early Thursday day for all affected areas.
On Monday, a 30-inch water main broke near the intersection of Fairburn and Cascade roads. Due to water loss and a decrease in pressure in the pipes, Atlanta Watershed Management, which handles most of the water in the county, issued a precautionary boil-water advisory. The concern was that contaminants could have entered the water and made people sick.
That led to large areas of South Fulton, Fairburn, Union City and Chattahoochee Hills being forced to boil water before using it - including several area schools.
However, according to a statement from Watershed Management, tested samples showed no system-wide contamination.
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