The City of Atlanta released the following update on Wednesday, June 5, 2024:

"Crews have completed repairs on the water main break at the intersection of West Peachtree Street and 11th Street. Water has been restored to the Midtown area's residents and businesses. The system is slowly being brought back online to allow system pressures to rebuild."

A boil water advisory is still in effect out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidance for public advisory. Click here to learn more.


Tuesday marked the fifth day of water woes for the City of Atlanta, after major water main breaks closed business and left residents without drinking water since Friday.

Mayor Andre Dickens, who declared a state of emergency June 2 after a cascade of water system problems, spoke at the end of Monday's Atlanta City Council meeting to announce that the city would be receiving support from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Tuesday morning, Dickens visited the Midtown site where a nearly century-old pipe was being replaced with a new 30-inch fitting.

"City operations are running normally, including the airport, the Municipal Court, the Atlanta City Detention Center, and E911 operations," a statement on the City of Atlanta website read Tuesday. "Our critical infrastructure, such as Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory Midtown Hospital, are maintaining medium to normal pressure levels and remains fully operational. Fulton County Jail is also operating at normal pressure levels. Hotels are reporting normal conditions and are ready to accommodate their guests as usual."


Boil water advisory continues for some residents

The city clarified the press release it sent Monday evening about boil water advisories and updated its map Tuesday afternoon:

"The boil water advisory is still in effect out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidance for public advisory," the statement said Tuesday morning.

Residents and Businesses can verify specific areas by visiting this map.

Per the city, Atlanta Fire and Rescue has bottled water (one case per household) for those in the boil water advisory areas. 

  • Station 1          71 Elliott Street, S.W., Atlanta, GA, 30315
  • Station 10        447 Boulevard S.E., Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Station 11        165 16th Street N.W., Atlanta, GA 30363
  • Station 15        170 10th Street N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Station 16        1048 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30314

AFRD continues to operate at full capacity and has received support from three neighboring counties: Lamar, DeKalb, and Sumter. They have provided additional tanker resources to assist as needed.

By lunchtime Tuesday, the City of Atlanta posted upbeat messages on X: "We are very hopeful that the mission will be accomplished and we will have restored water for everyone soon!" the account read.

Although crews completed multiple rounds of repairs on the aging pipe at the junction of Joseph E. Boone Blvd. and J.P. Brawley Drive, as of Tuesday afternoon, work continued at West Peachtree and 11th streets in Midtown Atlanta.

West Peachtree Street north of 10th Street N.E. to 12th Street N.E. will remain closed until repairs are completed.

In a statement Tuesday evening, the City of Atlanta estimated the water system for that area could return to normal operation between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

An interactive Atlanta Watershed map showed new outages at Beecher Road, Fairlock Lane and Clayton Road. with an additional disturbance on Martin Luther King Drive and Bakers Ferry Road S.E.

This is a developing story, updated at 9:29 a.m. on June 5, 2024.