DECATUR, Ga. – Water pressure has returned to all DeKalb County fire stations after a 48-inch main broke Wednesday morning near Buford Highway. Eight water tankers are still stationed throughout the county to assist with fire protection and to fill chillers at hospitals. The DeKalb County Emergency Operations Center remains open.
Though water pressure is generally returning throughout the county, a boil water advisory is still in effect. 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.
Visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov for updates during the water main break event.