Atlanta to tap AI to detect water main breaks

The City of Atlanta plans to use artificial intelligence to address its aging water infrastructure, Mayor Andre Dickens announced in a press conference last Wednesday, less than a week after two water main breaks left businesses, medical facilities, concerts, sporting events, and residential neighborhoods under a boil-water advisory over the weekend, and forced a 72-hour state of emergency…

Dickens said the city will install AI-enhanced devices on water line valves at the sites of both the Midtown break, which was repaired last Wednesday, and the break at Boone Boulevard and Brawley Drive in Vine City, which was fixed June 1.

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