It's safe to drink the water in Athens now (per this announcement).
Yeah, I'm a little late sharing the boil water advisory issued yesterday:
In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all Athens-Clarke County residents located in the affected area are advised to boil all water prior to use for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby food.
The affected area covers the area bounded by Jefferson Road / Hawthorne Avenue / Atlanta Highway / Epps Bridge Parkway to the east and the Oconee County and Jackson County county lines to the west. It also includes Bogart residents who are Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities customers. A map of the area is linked to this release or view the map.
Its Monday morning, 0745, South Millege Avenue heading in to 5 Points. The traffic is backed up roughly from George's Low Country all the way to 5 Points. The reason? The ACC waste department has chosen this time to run a damned garbage truck that stops at every house and apartment along South Millege as it works its way to 5 Points. Seriously ACC? Are you that indifferent or that ignorant?