Democrat Atlanta Mayor To Cut Off Water To Thousands Of Residents

Democrat Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has ordered that water be cut off for overdue water accounts just before the New Year – leaving tens of thousands of city residents without water.

For the first time in twelve years, Atlanta Watershed Management will begin cutting taps to residential customers right after the New Year, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

The decision will affect 27,000 Atlanta residents.

“Under Mayors Kasim Reed and Keisha Lance Bottoms, there was an informal policy to not turn water off even for those long-overdue bills. When COVID arrived, Bottoms said it would not be right to potentially jeopardize anyone’s health,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported. “The water cutoffs will begin January 2.”

“It will not happen all at once. One manager told FOX 5 there is not a switch at headquarters which stops the flow immediately,” the outlet added. “For those who need to settle an account, it is best to make a trip to City Hall for a face-to-face meeting. Do not count on putting a check in the mail.”

The news of the Democrat mayor shutting down water to those in need comes as Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp continues to work to bring more jobs to the state, with recent announcements of companies opening new facilities that will create thousands of jobs.

D & B Staff

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