DECATUR, Ga.—A large water main break on Buford Highway is causing low water pressure in the area.

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

While DeKalb County’s water plant is pumping at capacity, the plant is exeriencing low pressure.

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.