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Boil Water Notice for City of Atlanta Public Water System ID # 0340001 February 19, 2021

Due to water distribution system pressures below 20 psi, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Atlanta Public Water System ID #03400001 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g. washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.).  Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making, should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.  The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil water, the public water system will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Bobby Washington, Director of Public Works at 903-796-7153 (email: bwashington@atlantatexas.org .  Customers may obtain a copy of the “Boil Water Notice” at the City of Atlanta City Hall, 315 N. Buckner, Atlanta, Texas 75551.

The City of Atlanta and its supplier are actively working to bring water distribution pressure back to normal levels.  As we currently do not have an estimated time that pressures will be restored, we recommend have two (2) gallons of potable water for every member of your household for a 72-hour period.  You can do this by collecting water dripping from your faucets to prevent freezing.

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