Boil water advisory remains in effect overnight
DeKalb County still hasn’t cleared residents for normal consumption of water.
The county says its boil water advisory, in effect since Saturday, July 25, will remain in effect this evening, July 26.
Latest update: the samples for water testing will be back in the am. Boil water advisory o/o caution. Samples from Fri & Sat were negative.
— DeKalb County, GA (@ItsInDeKalb) July 27, 2015
The county says the boil water advisory is precautionary. The lingering advisory is a souvenir from the fun-filled weekend that followed a mower hitting a fire hydrant on a 48 inch main transmission line at Henderson Mill and Evans roads. Many residents in Decatur, Avondale Estates, Tucker and Stone Mountain had drastically low or no pressure on Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Businesses opted to close early or stop serving food altogether while DeKalb County made the repairs to the water main. The main was supposed to be fixed by Saturday morning, but water soon began leaking again.
The city of Decatur had to close its Slide the City water slide event early, bringing an abrupt end to a 1,000 foot water slide on West Ponce. The city reported that 3,600 tickets had been sold for the event.
The county also produced this list of tips for following a boil water advisory.