DeKalb County issues boil water advisory
This just in from DeKalb County:
DeKalb County Boil Water Advisory – Countywide
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management announced that a loss in water pressure in the county has been experienced due to repair attempts on a 48-inch main transmission line that has resulted in three pressure reductions to the system in less than 36 hours which might pose a potential of water quality issues throughout the county.
Therefore in an abundance of caution for our citizens and to protect the public from any potential health hazards, citizens in the affected area are advised to boil all water prior to use for drinking, cooking or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Residents served by the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management should continue to boil water until notified by DeKalb County that the water system has been restored to full operation and the microbiological quality of the water is safe for human use.
Technicians will then send samples of the water in the area for testing. After the test results are available, DeKalb County in conjunction with the EPD, will provide an update to the boil water status.
Preliminary testing conducted Friday, July 24, 2015 showed residual chlorine disinfectant present in the system and no bacteriological contamination. Additional Samples have been collected today and will be collected during this event to further verify water quality.
This “precautionary boil water advisory” will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.
City spokesperson Casie Yoder sent the following request to Decaturish:
Can you ask your readers to visit their senior neighbors and ask them to share the boil advisory information? Not everyone is online or using social media. Thank you!!
DeKalb County also provided this useful bit of information via its Twitter feed …
If you have running water, it is safe to shower. Do not swallow the water and it is recommended to give babies sponge baths.
— DeKalb County, GA (@ItsInDeKalb) July 25, 2015
The city of Decatur has also updated its pool schedule for today, July 25.
Please see the details below about the City of Decatur Pool schedule for Saturday, July 25 and please stand by for updates:
Ebster Pool– Closed
Glenlake Pool– will open at 2:30pm today.
McKoy Pool – Closed
If you have additional aquatic questions in regard to the schedule please call (404) 377-7231.