BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS NOW LIFTED FOR ALL IMPACTED AREAS

ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management has now lifted the boil water advisory issued on Saturday, June 27, 2020, for all affected areas. Sampling has confirmed there was no contamination of the public water system. Water may be used for all purposes without boiling. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has been notified.
The main break has been effectively isolated to the localized area of Georgia Tech, and repairs to the water main are on-going. Pressures are normal throughout the system.
For more information, go to www.atlantawatershed.org or connect with us on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @ATLWatershed.
If you are experiencing low pressure or you are without water service, please call 404-546-0447.
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Emergency Repair Work at the Hemphill Electrical Pump Station

ATLANTA 

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.

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DWM Issues Boil Water Advisory for Atlanta Residents and Businesses

Contact:
Office of Communications and Community Relations
Office: 678-923-2814
For Immediate Release
June 27, 2020

NEWS RELEASE

DWM ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR ATLANTA RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

ATLANTA – 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.

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About the Department of Watershed Management

The Department of Watershed Management is dedicated to providing the highest quality drinking water and wastewater services to 1.2 million residential, businesses and wholesale customers at the lowest possible cost, while protecting urban waterways, conserving natural resources, and providing clean, safe water for downstream customers. For more information, please visit www.atlantawatershed.org.

Help Your Neighbors Access Free Food!

The pandemic has made it more challenging for our neighbors in need to access food. Fulton County’s “Fulton Fresh Mobile Market” provides free fruits and vegetables for senior citizens and families in need but the program requires they complete brief online learning modules in order to qualify each week. However, most of these individuals do not have access to the internet – preventing them from qualifying. Su-Kor has worked with Fulton County to create a solution.

How to Help:

  1. Visit https://fultonfresh.foodtalk.org/ to register* for a FREE account and complete a short online module before Noon on Tuesday, June 9th, June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th and/or July 7th.
  2. Pick up your bag** of fresh food between 1 – 2 p.m. from the Mobile Market at 521 Capitol Ave (Gold Lot) Atlanta, GA 30312 on Tuesday, June 9th, June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th and/or July 7th.
  3. A Su-Kor volunteer will be on hand to collect donor bags and deliver them to residents in need. A copy of each week’s module will be printed and included with the donated bag so that our at-risk neighbors have access to valuable nutritional information.
  4. Email volunteer@sukor.org to confirm you’ve completed the module and will pick up your bag from the Mobile Market (this helps us plan deliveries).

Online Module Schedule:
Week 1: June 9 – 11 | Keeping Track
Week 2: June 16 – 18 | No Thanks, I am Sweet Enough
Week 3: June 23 – 25 | Small Changes = Big Results
Week 4: June 30 – July 2 | What Gets in the Weigh
Week 5: July 7 – 9 | Your Food, Your Choice

ANDP / ALT Virtual Open House – June 24th – 6 pm

Wednesday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. ANDP will join Atlanta Land Trust to offer a virtual tour of three homes available in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta. In addition to touring the homes, Amanda Rhein will share details about the land trust model, available down payment assistance and more! No registration needed, just join us at https://www.facebook.com/andp91/.  FLYER | THE HOMES

Please complete Healing Circle Awareness Survey

hope that all is well with you and your families during these times.

CHRIS180 has partnered with the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center and our Resident Advisory Committee, made up of NPU V residents, to evaluate community safety pilot activities funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Healing Circles are gatherings in and by the community that encourage healing through sharing. This is a safe and confidential way to share experiences about trauma or violence you have seen or faced.

I am emailing to ask that you complete our Healing Circles Awareness Survey for us to gain insight into what NPU V community residents know or may have seen about CHRIS 180 Healing Circles in the community.   Results will be used to ensure that information about the Healing Circles is reaching NPU V community residents using the most appropriate methods. The survey consists of three questions and should take no more than three to five minutes to complete. The first 120 residents who complete the survey will get a $10 Visa gift card for your time. Participation in the survey is voluntary and your identifying information will not be connected to your responses.

Thanks for your attention and completion by June 26 as we seek to develop responsive approaches that reflect the experiences and interests of the NPU V community. Feel free to share this email and request broadly to other NPU V residents.

 

creATL Grant Program OPEN

Good Afternoon Neighborhood Planning Unit Member:

 Just wanted to share that the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment, City of Atlanta Cultural Affairs and Invest Atlanta have launched a Grant program targeted to the City’s Creative Class. Please take a moment to review the attached, as the program opens from Friday, June 19 – July 3. Or you can always go to our website https://www.investatlanta.com/businesses/startups-creatives/creatl-relief-fund     If I may, please, ask for your support in getting the word out to anyone you feel may qualify.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sheoyki Jones, Michele Lewis or myself.

 Thank you for the partnership.

Follow Up – Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan

Hello Columbus,

I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! I know so much has changed since we last spoke. I wanted to share an update on ActivateATL, the Department of Parks and Recreation’s 10-year Comprehensive Master Plan – we are so excited to have finally launched the project publicly! I have attached a flier and postcard for reference. We are now in our first wave of public engagement, running through July 24th. We will be actively reaching out to the community to request their input via our online survey. We will also be hosting a series of Virtual Public Meetings.

Our project website is www.activate-atl.com  and our online survey is now available at bit.ly/activate-atl 

City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, all meetings and events will now take place virtually.

www.activate-atl.com

If possible, I would greatly appreciate your support in sharing this information within NPU-V. Could you please help me share the website, survey, and public meeting information within the NPU?

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can provide any additional information. Thank you so much for your continued support on this project! Wishing you all the best!

Best,

Sabina

Time sensitive: Resources for Black owned small businesses I

Greetings Friends,

I wanted to ensure that these resources were on your radar. Please share as you see fit.

RESTORE ATL FUND – Metro Chamber grants for Black owned business impacted by COVID-19:  https://www.metroatlantachamber.com/restore-atl-fund Apps open Monday, June 22, 2020, and close on Monday, July 6 at 6:00 p.m

3 DAYS ONLY 6/22-6/24, Mon-Wed – The following organizations are providing digital “office hours” for small business owners who need a helping hand to navigate PPP applications. https://ppppushforsmallbiz.setmore.com/bookappointment (Yours truly might just be helping you if you schedule time )