NORTH FORSYTH – Residents in a north Forsyth subdivision have been issued a boil water advisory after an AT&T contractor hit a Cumming Utilities water line Wednesday afternoon.
Water was turned off along Pebblestone Lane in the Cool Springs subdivision about 3 p.m. May 31 so crews could repair the line, affecting 24 homes, said Jon Heard, director of utilities for the city of Cumming.
“We have decided to issue a boil water advisory to these residents as a precautionary measure,” Heard said. “We fixed and flushed the line [as of 4:30 p.m.] to make sure chlorine residuals were what is should be, and it was acceptable.”
Water samples were sent to a lab for testing, which has a 24-hour turnaround, prompting the advisory.
Heard said the city should be able to lift the advisory tomorrow.
Until then, those affected should bring all water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use for drinking, cooking or preparing baby good.
For more information or questions, visit cummingutilities.com or call (770) 781-2020.