Boil Water Advisory remains


Following a water main break on a 36-inch transmission main at Ferst Dr NW and Hemphill Ave NW yesterday, which interrupted service at the Hemphill Electric Pumping Station, a Boil Water Advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution for residents and businesses in portions of the city of Atlanta (South of 17th St. NW and West of East Lake Drive SE), and the cities of South Fulton, Union City, Fairburn, and Chattahoochee Hills. The issue has been effectively isolated to the localized area of Georgia Tech and repairs to the water main are on-going. Service has been restored to all areas, although some customers may be experiencing lower than normal pressures.

Sampling of the impacted areas was initiated last night and lab results are expected after 7:30 pm tonight. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will advise the Department of Watershed Management when the advisory can be lifted.

While the system has returned to normal, those in the impacted areas should continue to boil all water prior to use or use bottled water until the boil water advisory is lifted. If you experienced a low water pressure or a loss of water at your address, but your address is not within the area described, the City recommends you follow the precautionary measures. Click HERE to learn precautions to take during a boil water advisory.

If you are still experiencing low pressure or you are without water service, please call 404-546-0447.

News Release: DWM ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR ATLANTA RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

The Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has issued a boil water advisory out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Georgia EPD guidance for public advisory. DWM calls for immediate water restriction to critical uses only to allow system pressures to rebuild.

There has been a water main break on a 36-inch transmission main at Ferst Dr NW and Hemphill Ave NW, which interrupted service at the Hemphill Electric Pumping Station. The Hemphill service area may experience low or no water pressure.  A map of the impacted area is forthcoming.

The boil water advisory will remain in place until DWM is cleared to lift the advisory following sampling protocols.

In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all residents and property owners that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to boil all water prior to use, or use bottled water, for drinking, cooking, preparing baby food or brushing teeth. The water should be boiled for one minute past a rolling boil. Infants, the elderly and those with immune deficiencies should be particularly cautious. Do not drink water from public water fountains in the impacted area.

Vigorous hand washing or showers with soap and tap water should be safe for basic personal hygiene. However, if washing hands to prepare food, use boiled (then cooled) water along with handwashing soap.

The public should continue to boil their water or use bottled water until the boil water advisory is lifted. If you experienced a loss of water at your address but your address is not within the area described, the City recommends you follow these precautions.

The Department of Watershed Management will follow its flushing protocols for the system as a precaution and has sampled the affected zones to affirm that there is no contamination in the system. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will advise DWM when the advisory can be lifted.

For updates, stay tuned to local news outlets, and connect with us on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @ATLWatershed. Click HERE to learn precautions to take during a boil water advisory.

creATL Grant Program OPEN

From The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment, City of Atlanta Cultural Affairs and Invest Atlanta:
Calling All Creatives: Applications open June 19, 2020. Established by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the creATL Relief Fund offers grants to the independent creative industry workforce engaged in creative industries and entertainment. This fund provides grants up to $1,000 to help address the negative economic impact of the measures taken to control the novel COVID-19 virus.

Join Nathan Regan & Sheoyki Jones of Invest Atlanta for a live Q&A on Invest Atlanta's Facebook page on Wednesday, June 24 at 5 p.m.

Visit https://www.investatlanta.com/creATL to learn more and apply. If you have questions or need assistance, email creATLrelief@investatlanta.com.

House Rules for Homeownership Webinar Series, Week 4: How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs, Tuesday, June 23, 6pm

From Invest Atlanta:
Free Webinar: House Rules For Homeownership - How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs. Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 6-8pm.

During this ZOOM online course, Michele J. Lewis, Homeownership & Community Engagement Specialist and Felicia Neal, Mortgage Loan Coordinator, both of Invest Atlanta, will provide an overview of resourceful info to answer the following questions:
  • How do Invest Atlanta Homebuyer Incentives work?
  • What should homebuyer expect from the process?
  • What should Invest Atlanta expect from homebuyers?
  • How can I build wealth with homeownership?
  • Can I use down payment assistance to buy a Fixer Upper?
  • Can I layer multiple down payment assistance programs?
Following the presentation, attendees are welcome to ask questions and provide feedback regarding their home-buying process.
Register on Eventbrite - ZOOM login information will be sent to attendees before each webinar. If the event reaches its attendee capacity, the webinar will be streamed live from the Invest Atlanta Facebook page.

The Wren's Nest Virtual Storytelling

 
From The Wren's Nest:
Miss The Wren's Nest's Saturday storytelling hour? Never fear! We are now bringing the storytelling to you. Join us on Saturdays at 1 PM as we Livestream performances with professional storytellers on our Facebook page. If you miss the Livestream, you can find the performances on our website and YouTube channels. Find out more here.

Comprehensive Development Plan Amendments Public Hearing - June 22nd, 6pm

From Jessica Lavandier (jlavandier@atlantaga.gov), City of Atlanta Office of Zoning and Development:
A land use amendment in your NPU is on the June 22nd CDP public hearing agenda. The public hearing will be held remotely starting at 6:00 pm. The agenda is posted here: https://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/4975/165 
It has a number to call to leave comments and also has directions on how to listen to the public hearing. 
If you have questions, let me know. The applicant for the first agenda item CDP-20-004 requested a deferral after the agenda was published. This item will be on the September 28th public hearing.

The property in NPU-S being heard is 1596 Willowbrook Dr SW, Ordinance 20-O-1401 & CDP-20-010:
An ordinance to amend the Land Use element of the 2016 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) so as to redesignate property located at 1596 Willowbrook Drive SW from the Single Family Residential (SFR) Land Use Designation to the Low Density Residential (LDR) Land Use Designation (Z-20-011).

Meeting recap: Housing Cascade Heights

If you missed this Saturday's meeting on the "Housing Cascade Heights" proposal, the Department of Planning has provided the presentation materials and a video of the session.

The meeting can be watched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2oUHkUIqqo.