UPDATE: The boil advisory has lifted. All normal water usage is safe to resume.
Hawkinsville City Manager Tim Young confirmed the update to 13WMAZ just before 9 a.m.
10/24/2017: The City of Hawkinsville has announced a boil water advisory due to a water main break, per the city’s Facebook page.
The initial notice posted at 10 a.m. Tuesday says the break happened at the intersection of Anderson Road and Broad Street.
A later update posted around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday included a map with the specific area covered by the advisory -- which includes Pulaski Middle, Hawkinsville High, Lakeside Villa Apartments and Broad Street Baptist Church.
The advisory is required by the Georgia EPD because the quality of water for human consumption is unknown.
As a general reminder, you can bathe, do laundry, or shower while under the advisory. You cannot consume the water without boiling it first.
Water should be boiled for one minute after reaching a rolling boil.