COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A boil water advisory has been lifted for parts of Cobb County after a water main break Tuesday, impacting tens of thousands of customers.
The water main break happened to a line on Maner Road and Plant Atkinson Road. The advisory affected Cobb Water System customers living south of Macland and Windy Hill Roads up to I-75.
Officials said the test results Wednesday showed no contamination, which allowed for the advisory to be lifted.
People and businesses in the area were impacted for nearly 24 hours.
Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach was at Vinings cafe First Watch, where employees were forced to boil pots of water for the coffee machine.
"No coffee, no wake-up call this morning," one customer said.
The cafe also had no ice, but they still served most of the menu and plenty of juices and milk.
"Everything has to be boiled, including like washing dishes, so we've got them in the back working on boiling water for that," Manager Eddie Clark said.
In the same complex, South City Kitchen was only open for dinner. A sign on the door said the restaurant had to close early because of the water Tuesday.
The Chick-Fil-A on South Cobb Drive was closed Wednesday morning, turning cars and customers away until around 10:30 a.m.
But on nearby Atlanta Road, the Starbucks stayed open, still serving coffee and iced drinks. A worker there told Gehlbach that they filter the water.
Homeowners in the area were just hoping to get water back to normal.
"The lines leading up to the house, water tank, all that kind of thing ... You really don't know what to do and how long to flush everything," neighbor Rick Lewis said.
The county now says the water is perfectly safe and tests for contamination came back clean.
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