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What you need to do in case you are under a boil water advisory…

Homes

  • Use boiled or bottled water only for drinking, cooking, making ice, washing fruits and vegetables, brushing teeth, making baby formula, bathing and cleaning.
  • Water should be brought to a rapid, rolling boil and boiled for 1-3 minutes prior to use.
  • Breast feed your baby or use ready-made formula. If you must use water to make formula, use bottled water. If you don't have bottled water, use water that has been rapidly boiled for at least 1-3 minutes.

 
Restaurants and other Food Service Establishments must take the following precautions:
If your facility has no running water and/or toilets that will not flush, you MUST CLOSE business operations immediately. If your facility has running water but you are located in one of the affected zip codes, you MUST FOLLOW these precautions:

  • All water provided to customers for drinking must be commercially bottled or boiled water.
  • All foods that must be washed, rinsed or soaked must be done with commercially bottled or boiled water. If you use boiled water, allow it to cool before use.
  • All water used as an ingredient in food products must be commercially bottled water or water that has been boiled rapidly for 1-3 minutes. Be sure to let water cool before use.
  • When preparing food which will be boiled in water, you may do so as long as the water is brought to a rapid, rolling boil for at least 1-3 minutes. Be sure to let water cool before use.
  • Beverage (soda and iced tea) machines used to dispense cold beverages MUST NOT be used. The lines connected directly to the tap water for mixing must be disconnected.
  • Coffee brewers and hot tea towers may operate if water temperatures are maintained between 195°F to 250°F.
  • All ice must be made with commercially bottled water or must originate from a commercial ice supply distributor. Discard all ice from automatic ice machines.
  • Do not use tap water for hand washing. Use a commercial hand sanitizer, bottled water or water that has been boiled 1-3 minutes. Be sure boiled water is cooled before use.
  • All equipment and utensils must be washed and sanitized with bottled or boiled water, or sanitized in dishwashing machines that have a dry cycle or a final rinse that exceeds 113°F for 20 minutes or 122°F for 5 minutes or 162°F for 1 minute.


Nursing Homes / Personal Care / Daycare Facilities

Based upon the type of facility and whether food service operations are taking place, refer to the above-mentioned measures. You should also observe the following precautions:

Do not drink from water fountains.
Monitor patients/clients/children closely for signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal illness.
All employees with diarrhea illness should be regulated by standard rules of exclusion from work.
Do not use un-boiled tap water to treat skin wounds, and in nursing homes, restrict burn patients and patients with open sores or wounds from whirlpool treatments.


For more information regarding the status of repairs to the broken water main, call, Watershed Management, City of Atlanta at (404) 658-6500.

3700 Martin Luther king Drive,  SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331
(404) 613-4215

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 7:00pm (Late Clinic)

99 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 612-1211 (main)
Communicable Disease Prevention (404) 613-1401
Environmental Health Services (404) 613-1301

HOURS OF OPERATION:        

Communicable Disease Prevention Branch

STD Clinic:

Walk in clinic only, limited number of clients seen-based on capacity
Hours: Monday – Friday
Registration for clinic services 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Test Results 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
404-613-1401

TB Clinic: TB test are not given on Thursday      
Hours:  Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
404-613-1450

HIV Clinic: Services by appointment only
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.. – 3:30 p.m.
404-613-1430

HIV Impact Prevention Program (HIPP)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
404-613-1421

 
 

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