UPDATE: DeKalb County water main break repaired, boil water advisory still in effect

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 26, 2015

UPDATED at 10:40 a.m. the county says that water pressure issues may be persisting for some customers, but pressure should be restored for all customers.

After three days, contractors working for DeKalb County have successfully repaired a water main break that annoyed residents with low water pressure and boil water advisories. The county announced over Twitter that the break at Henderson Mill and Evans roads had been repaired.

The break occurred when a  mower hit a fire hydrant on a 48 inch main transmission line. That led to drastically low or no pressure on Thursday evening and sporadically on the afternoon of Friday, July 24. Businesses opted to close early or stop serving food altogether while DeKalb County made the repairs. The city of Decatur had to close its Slide the City water slide event early. Restaurants also decided to close early due to the water pressure and quality issues. 

The county says the boil water advisory remains in place for now.

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  • Bwhit1964

    It’s 9:36am and I still don’t have water. Anyone else?

  • GG

    No water here either, 10:00am

  • Christia Charna

    It’s 11:56 am and still no water in Clarkston

    • Strixxvaria

      No water in Stone Mountain, either.

  • MedicBear

    More beauty of the workings in DeKalb and pretty-much every county-level government in GA. ‘Wonder why ? They should change the county seal motto to “Inefficiency and corruption r us.” Useless morons.

  • Max Criden

    Got water here in stn mtn but with very low pressure. ;___;

  • I think the lesson Dekalb County needs to learn is honesty in reporting events. First it was a car hit the hydrant. Then a contractor. Then a contractor with a mower. My guess was it was a mowing crew with Dekalb county watershead management emblazoned on their white trucks. Most of the bushhog tractors I have ever seen were Dekalb employees. Either way accidents happen and that is just a fact of life.

    • Well I was right. The AJC reported A county worker using heavy equipment hit a fire hydrant Thursday at the intersection Henderson Mill and Evans roads in the Tucker area, rupturing a 48-inch main. Sometimes it is better to admit a mistake rather than to cover it up with independent contractors or a fictitious car crash. Hopefully Dekalb learned from this and will be much better at the facts in the future. I just hope they did not fire the employee. Poor man will never make that mistake again in his lifetime. I say keep him.

  • Max Criden

    OK got some pressure
    …pls don’t go away
    Listening to under pressure by queen. Ready to take a shower!!

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