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Atlanta boil water advisory is expected to remain until Tuesday night

The cooking water supply in force for Atlanta is expected to last at least 6 p.m. Tuesday while water samples…

The cooking water supply in force for Atlanta is expected to last at least 6 p.m. Tuesday while water samples are being tested, said the city’s water treatment department.

Test, which began on Monday afternoon after the pumps in a treatment plant were shut down, usually takes at least 24 hours, said the department.

Several Atlanta companies, including Starbucks on Monroe Drive near Piedmont Park, were forced to close Tuesday because of the advisory.

“Something went wrong …” a sign of the coffee shop door is indicated.

Starbucks at Monroe Drive closed Tuesday morning. JOHN SPINK / [email protected]

The shutdown at Hemphill Water Treatment Works, caused by a ” Process Control Alarm”, led to a water disruption in parts of the city and low pressure for many other Atlanta waterproofing customers.

Workers performed routine maintenance at the Northwest Atlanta facility when the alarm went off.

The water service was restored to customers, but a boiling water advice came into force as a precaution due to the low pressure.

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The outbreak affected the state Capitol and many downtown businesses and schools, including about two dozen in the Atlanta Public Schools system. Students at affected schools receive bottled water and prepackaged, ready meals on Tuesday.

“All Accommodations and property owners who have had water outages and / or low water pressure are advised to boil all water before use, or use bottled water to drink, cook, prepare baby food or brush teeth, say city ambassadors.

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The current water source contains much of central and southern Atlanta in Perimeter, as well as the Kalb County residents who use the city of Atlanta water services.

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