CUMMING, Ga. — Cumming Utilities have issued a boil water notice for the Sweetwater subdivision off Buford Dam Road. The city will update at 4pm today whether the notice needs to be extended and further flushing is required.

This includes those homes located along Sweetwater Drive, from Buford Dam Road to the end of Sweetwater Drive, including homes along Sweetwater Drive, Oakdale Court, Summit Trail, Creekside Way, Forest Valley Way, High Point Road, Crestwood Place, and Birchwood Court.

The cause of the water outage was to replace a valve and replace a valve that had failed in the 6‐inch PVC water main within the subdivision. City crews repaired the valves around 3:00 pm on November 19, 2019, and began flushing the line.

According to the Cumming Utilities water alert page, a water boil notice can be issued any time there is a drop in pressure due to a water line break or other unpredictable events. The city is currently working to flush out the system and testing a bacteria sample from the water at the Water Production Laboratory.

The city recommends that if you experience any water outages or low water pressure, you should boil all water prior to using. Officials advise boiling the water for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Once water pressure is restored, residents are advised to flush their house plumbing.

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