ATLANTA, Texas — Residents need to conserve water and high-volume commercial waters users need to discontinue operations, according to a Sunday press release from City Manager David Cockrell.
"The City of Atlanta is experiencing a water emergency due to the unprecedented winter storm. City main and service line breaks drained our system," Cockrell stated in the press release.
The city has been under a boil advisory since Friday.
"Our service provider, Texarkana Water Utilities, cannot supply emergency volumes from the Graphics Packaging mill. They are working to identify and correct the problem, but we cannot give a time frame when that will happen," Cockrell stated.
"Many of our customers are receiving water but at lower than normal pressure. Other customers at higher elevations are receiving very small amounts at no pressure. We are asking for the public's cooperation at conservation. We are asking high volume commercial users to discontinue operations," the release states.