FAIRBURN, Ga. — A 30-inch water main break in Atlanta has prompted a boil water advisory is growing and now affects Chattahoochee Hills, the city of South Fulton, Union City and Fairburn.

According to the Department of Watershed Management, there was a water main break on a 30-inch transmission main at Fairburn Road, near the intersection at Cascade Road. 

Boil water notice issued for Fairburn
A large water main break has prompted a boil water advisory in Fairburn.
WXIA

Fairburn Road is closed to traffic between Cascade Road and Utoy Springs Road Southwest.

The boil water advisory will be in effect until Watershed Management officials are able to test the water through sampling protocols. 

Those who experienced a loss of water outside of the area described should follow boil water precautions as well.

RELATED: Boil water advisory | What to do

During a boil water advisory, it is unsafe to consume untreated water. Taking a bath or shower is safe as long as you're careful not to swallow the water.

It's also important to be careful when bathing young children to reduce the chances that they'll swallow water.

Here is what you should do during a boil water advisory: 

(Information provided by the CDC)

Boiling water

To boil water

• Fill a pot with water.
• Heat the water until bubbles come from the bottom of the pot to the top.
• Once the water reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for 1 minute.
• Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.
• Pour the water into a clean container with a cover for storage.

Disinfecting water

If you are unable to boil your water, disinfect it instead.

If tap water is clear:

• Use unscented bleach (bleach that does not have an added scent).
• Add 1/8 teaspoon (8 drops or about 0.75 milliliters) of unscented household liquid bleach to 1 gallon (16 cups) of water.
• Mix well and wait 30 minutes or more before drinking.
• Store disinfected water in clean container with a cover.

If tap water is cloudy:

• Filter water using clean cloth.
• Use unscented bleach (bleach that does not have an added scent).
• Add 1/4 teaspoon (16 drops or 1.5 milliliters) of unscented household liquid bleach to 1 gallon (16 cups) of water.
• Mix well and wait 30 minutes or more before drinking.
• Store disinfected water in clean container with a cover.

NOTE: Remember that containers may need to be sanitized before using them to store safe water.

To sanitize containers:

• Use unscented bleach (bleach that does not have an added scent).
• Make a sanitizing solution by mixing 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) of unscented household liquid bleach in 1 quart (32 ounces, 4 cups, or about 1 liter) of water.

More information from the CDC, here.

MORE |

Upcoming filming to give East Point the ‘Creeps’

Elderberry Syrup is a Thing, and People Swear by it as a Flu Remedy

Moving video shows fallen firefighter being honored for his final life-saving act

Woman's skin 'melts off' after medication error

Students to be tested for tuberculosis exposure at Gwinnett school