EAST POINT, GA — The City of East Point is one of the many places across metro Atlanta and Georgia that have suffered issues with its water system due to recent frigid temperatures.
According to a news release from the city, the record temperatures caused many leaks on private property from frozen pipes and other water infrastructure leaks.
The city says these problems caused a high demand for water in East Point but also neighboring College Park.
The city says it had to limit water sales to cities it supplies water to in order to provide water to East Point residents and have time for our water distribution system to recover from massive water loss.
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The city says it provided two mobile emergency water tanks, and its staff worked around the clock to provide College Park’s water distribution system with hundreds of thousands of gallons of water every day since Christmas.
“I am truly grateful for the leadership, dedication, determination and persistence of our staff during these very challenging times,” East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham said.
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As of Thursday afternoon, the county said its water system had not fully recovered, so we continue to explore every option to maintain our water system and assist College Park with meeting its water needs.
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