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Boil water advisory in East Atlanta lifted

ATLANTA – Officials said a boil water advisory has been lifted in East Atlanta.

The advisory was issued on Tuesday afternoon after a power outage at the Hemphill Water Treatment plant resulted in a temporary loss of pressure in the plant's drinking water system. Customers in the advisory area should boil drinking water for one minute past a rolling boil before using it for cooking, drinking or brushing teeth. Infants, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are advised to be particularly careful.

Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management is flushing the system as a precaution to ensure there is no contamination in the system.