3/9 Water Main Break Updates
TO: RESIDENTS of DEKALB COUNTY
A large diameter water main break is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels. When this occurs a potential health hazard may exist in these areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality into the water distribution system.
DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management, in an abundance of caution, is issuing a Boil Water Advisory for the entire system. In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all customers that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures 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. Customers should continue to boil their water until they are notified that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.
If you have any questions, you may contact 770-270-6243 or check www.dekalbcountyga.gov for updates.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond
- Countywide Boil Water Advisory Lifted
- Broken Water Main Repairs Completed in DeKalb
- DeKalb Donates 72,000 Bottles of Water to Schools, Hospitals
- Repair Underway at Site of 48-inch Water Main Break
- BOIL WATER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT (8:30 p.m.)
- Water Main Repairs to Begin Shortly (5:00 p.m.)
- DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond Statement on Water Main Break (3:20 p.m.)
- Water Pressure Returns to Fire Stations, Tankers Still on Standy
- Water Pressure Returning to Parts of County, Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect (updated 1 p.m.)
- County Offices to Close at 11 a.m.
- Large Water Main Break Update (updated 10 a.m.)
- Large Water Main Break Update (updated 9:45 a.m.)
- Emergency of Operations Center Open to Address Water Main Break
- BOIL WATER ADVISORY (9:00 a.m.)
- Large Main Water Main Break Causing Low Pressure (updated 8:44 a.m.)
- Large Water Main Break Causing Low Pressure (updated 7:30 a.m.)