DECATUR, Ga.—  The DeKalb County Emergency Operation Center is open to coordinate with agencies and departments while repairs are underway at the large water main break on Buford Highway.

State resources are also being deployed to ensure public safety. Eight tankers are being brought into the county to supply water for fire protection and to fill chillers at hospitals. The state is on standby to assist as needed.

A break has occurred in a 48-inch transmission main near 5718 Buford NE Highway, Doraville.

An 11 a.m. briefing will take place at Doraville City Council Chambers, located at 3725 Park Avenue, Doraville.

In an abundance of caution for our citizens and to protect the public from any potential health hazards, residents in the affected area are being asked to boil water for at least one minute after water comes to a rolling boil prior to drinking, cooking or preparing baby food. 

Residents are advised to conserve water.

More information will be communicated as available. For more information, contact the DeKalb County Watershed Department at 770-270-6243.