This map shows the area of the boil water advisory across the City of Atlanta.

A mechanical issue at Atlanta’s main water pumping station caused widespread outages, low pressure and triggered a citywide boil advisory.

The City of Atlanta issued a statement that a “control issue” at the Hemphill Pump Station caused the outage and low pressure across large swaths of the city.

The Department of Watershed Management called for immediate water restriction to allow the pressure to rebuild in the system once the pumps are restored to service.

The AJC reports that areas were starting to regain water pressure throughout the day, but the boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.

The outage also triggered a robocall, but there has been no explanation why residents in Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb and as far south as Fayette County received boil water advisories from the City of Atlanta.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.