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Pumping problem in Atlanta leads to water loss, boiling water advice



A problem at a water treatment plant and pumping station in Atlanta left large parts of the city without water on Monday morning.

The exact extent of the failure is unknown.

The city said in a statement that due to a "control problem" in the Hemphill water treatment plant and pumping station, the areas had low pressure or no water. In the city, a boiling water advisory service is in place as pressure builds again, the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management said in a statement.

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"All residents and owners who have experienced water outages and / or low water pressure are advised to boil all the water before use or to use bottled water for drinking, cooking, preparing baby food or brushing their teeth," it says in the statement said.

According to the Georgia Building Authority, there was no water in the Georgia Capitol and the surrounding streets. It included the cafeterias, toilets and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system of the building.

The water supply around the Capitol was restored just before noon on Monday, the GBA said.

Georgia State University also said that the buildings in the city center were without water. Later, however, a service was tweeted at about 11:30 clock.

– Please contact AJC.com for updates.

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