DeKalb: Repair of main break should be completed by Friday, boil water advisory continues

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 8, 2018

A dripping faucet. Photo by Danny Steaven. Source: Wikimedia commons

DeKalb County reports that the replacement of a 48-inch water main that broke Wednesday is under way and should be completed by Friday evening.

The main broke early Wednesday morning, shutting down Buford Highway and schools in DeKalb County. Schools resumed today, but are unable to consume tap water until the boil water advisory is lifted. That may not occur until Saturday.

“Samples for testing were drawn from 49 sites throughout the county and submitted to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for evaluation,” a press release from the county says.

All county government facilities are open today.

The city of Decatur is still providing clean water to people who need it. More from the city:

If you are unable to boil your water and need clean drinking water, the City of Decatur has sourced a 6,000 gallon tanker truck of potable (drinking) water and will continue to distribute water to City of Decatur residents. If you are in need of clean drinking water, bring your own container to the Scott Park tennis courts area in the rear of the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore St.) from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today, March 8 and Friday, March 9. There is a two-gallon limit per adult and you will need to show your I.D. Please conserve your water.

To keep traffic flowing smoothly, enter the distribution area from Sycamore Street and park in the lower level of the Library parking deck. You will then exit the area onto E. Trinity Place. See graphic.

Information regarding distribution for Saturday, March 10 will be announced at a later time-if needed.

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