Updated Jun 5, 2024 - News

Midtown water main repairs complete, service restored in area

Crews saw part of a pipe used to repair a water main break on 11th and W. Peachtree streets in Midtown Atlanta.

A 30-inch pipe is lowered into the hole at 11th and West Peachtree Streets on Tuesday morning. Photo: John Spink/AJC

Crews completed water main repairs at 11th and W. Peachtree streets in Midtown early Wednesday and restored service to surrounding businesses and residents.

Why it matters: Our six-day nightmare of two major water main breaks, which affected service for a large swath of Atlanta residents and businesses, is finally over.

The latest: Atlanta officials said Wednesday "the system is slowly being brought back online to allow system pressures to rebuild."

What they're saying: "Our dedicated teams have worked tirelessly to resolve the issue, and I applaud them for their service," Mayor Andre Dickens said in a statement. "We appreciate the patience and cooperation of our residents and businesses during this challenging time."

Yes, but: Don't ditch the bottled water just yet. The boil-water advisory for the Midtown area and east side neighborhoods will remain in effect, as Atlanta officials will have to test the water to ensure it's safe to consume.

  • Sporadic issues are also being reported, as the Fulton County Board of Health said Wednesday it will close its offices at 10 Park Place in Downtown and the Adamsville Health Center due to "ongoing disruption of water service."

Be smart: We'll continue hearing about water main breaks in the coming weeks, as they're almost a daily occurrence in Atlanta.

  • Compared to these major breaks, they are usually relatively easier to patch in a shorter amount of time.

Editor's note: This story was updated with additional details.

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