For Immediate Release
December 26, 2022
Water Distribution at Clayton County Fire Stations- Two New Locations Added
(Clayton County)- Clayton County Board of Commissioners and Clayton County Water Authority are partnering to provide bottled water to residents today from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. while supplies last. Residents can pick up water at four Fire & Emergency Services station locations. There is a limit of 1 case per vehicle.
Distribution at the following locations:
WHAT: Water distribution site # 1
WHERE: Fire Station #2
5329 GA-42, Ellenwood, GA 30294
WHAT: Water distribution site # 2
WHERE: Fire Station #4
1034 E Fayetteville Rd, Riverdale, GA 30296
WHAT: Water distribution site # 3
WHERE: Fire Station #13
264 N Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236
WHAT: Water distribution site # 4
WHERE: Fire Station #14
4610 S Park Blvd, Ellenwood, GA 30294
Additional locations will be established as soon as possible.
Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) staff continues troubleshooting and finding leaks, mainly in customer service lines. These breaks would have been caused by the below freezing temperatures and continues to impact the distribution system. This has led to low pressure or no water service for customers in several parts of the county.
If you have a leak, please report it immediately at 770.960.5200 (listen to the entire message and then select “0”) or via private message on our Facebook page @ClaytonCountyWater.
CCWA Officials issued a boil water advisory on December 25 for customers with low pressure. Once water service is restored for customers without service, please continue to follow the boil water advisory as well. The estimated timeline of service being restored is unknown. We continue to work to provide water to all Clayton County citizen as soon as possible.
CCWA notified Georgia Environmental Protection Agency of the issue and the boil water advisory.
During this boil water advisory, customers with low pressure should:
- Fill a pot with water.
- Heat the water until bubbles come quickly from the bottom of the pot to the top.
- Keep heating the water for one more minute.
- Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.
- Pour water into a clean, sanitized container with a cover for storage.
Customers should use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for:
- Brushing teeth
- Washing fruits and vegetables
- Preparing food and baby formula
- Making ice
- Giving to pets
To limit risk, customers should follow the instructions contained in this release.
The complete CDC guidance can be found at this website: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/drinking-water-advisories/boil-water-advisory.html
Clayton County Office of Emergency Management along with Clayton County Water Authority will keep citizens informed of any new developments on water distribution and the boil water advisory. Visit https://www.claytoncountyga.gov or https://www.ccwa.us for the latest information. Special thanks to Clayton County Water Authority and local merchants for the water donations.