Event Calendar

Press Releases

2021

October

October 4, 2021

DeKalb Begins Work on Consent Decree Priority Fix List

Tilly Mill Sewer realignment project begins this week

September

September 22, 2021

Tilly Mill Sewer Realignment Project Begins Oct.  4

Crews to upsize existing sewer lines

September 17, 2021

Section of Morris Avenue to be closed Sept. 21

September 17, 2021

Sowell Estates Sewer Replacement Project Postponed

September 16, 2021

Sowell Estates Sewer Replacement Begins Sept. 20
Crews to upsize existing sewer lines 

   

August

August 30, 2021

Tilly Mill Sewer Replacement Begins Sept. 15

Crews to upsize existing sewer lines

August 24, 2021

Peachcrest Road Water Infrastructure Replacement Project Rescheduled for Aug. 30

Construction to repair 16-inch water valve delayed 

August 21, 2021

Rainfall from Tropical Storm Fred Causes 2.8 Million Gallons of Sewage to Spill from DeKalb Sewers

$1 billion Consent Decree will fix decades-old problems

August 20, 2021

Water Main Break Affecting Mt. Olive Dr. and Laurel Ridge Elementary School Has Been Repaired and Water Restored

August 17,2021

Peachcrest Road Water Infrastructure Replacement Project Rescheduled for Aug. 19

Construction to repair 16-inch water valve delayed

August 13, 2021

Peachcrest Road Water Infrastructure Replacement Project Scheduled for Aug. 17

Construction to repair 16-inch water valve

August 6,  2021 Arcadia Avenue Lane Closure Continues on Aug. 9 Construction to repair 532 linear feet of aging sewer pipe
August 6, 2021 Lane Closure at South Columbia Drive and Missionary Drive Continues on Aug. 9 Construction to repair 557 linear feet of aging sewer pipe
August 6, 2021

South Columbia Drive Lane Closure Continues on Aug. 9 

Construction to repair 345 linear feet of aging sewer pipe

August 4, 2021

Peachcrest Road Water Infrastructure Replacement Project Scheduled for Aug. 5

Crews to repair 16-inch water main

August 4, 2021 DeKalb Watershed Performing Maintenance on 30- Inch Water Main near Katie Kerr Drive

July

July 30, 2021 Updated South McDonough Street Lane Closure Begins Aug. 2 Construction to repair 272 linear feet of aging sewer pipe
July 30, 2021 Updated South McDonough Street Lane Closure Begins on Aug. 2 Construction to repair 445 linear feet of aging sewer pipe
July 30, 2021 Updated Arcadia Avenue Lane Closure Begins on Aug. 2 Construction to repair 532 linear feet of aging sewer pipe
July 30, 2021 Updated South Columbia Drive Lane Closure Begins on Aug. 2 Construction to repair 348 linear feet of aging sewer pipe 
July 30, 2021 Updated Columbia Drive Lane Closure Begins on Aug. 2 Construction to repair 386 linear feet of aging sewer pipe 
July 30, 2021  Updated Lane Closure Begins Aug. 2 at South Columbia Drive and Derrydown Way Construction to repair 345 linear feet of aging sewer pipe 
July 30, 2021 S. Columbia Drive at Missionary Drive Lane Closure Aug. 2 Construction to repair 557 linear feet of aging sewer pipe 
July 13, 2021 Water Outage Planned During Overnight Pipe Replacement Aging water pipe repair scheduled for July 14 in Tucker

May

May 24, 2021 Shallowford Road Planned Water Outage on May 25 

Construction to repair leaking water main will result in planned outage

May 3, 2021

Shallowford Road Water Service Interruption Planned for May 4

Repairs will be made to leaking water main

April

April 7, 2021

UPDATED DeKalb Industrial Way Lane Closure on April 12

Construction to decommission old water line

April 5, 2021

DeKalb Industrial Way Lane Closure on April 7

Construction to decommission old water line

   

January

January 29, 2021

DeKalb Watershed Management Announces Art Calendar Contest Winners

January 25, 2021

Thurman Road Lane Closure Begins on Feb. 2

Construction to repair aging sewer pipe

January 3, 2021 Creekwood Notice of Public Hearing - 1.12.21
January 15, 2021

E. College Avenue at Weeks Street Lane Closure Begins on Jan. 18

Construction to repair sewer pipe between Sams and Weeks Streets

January 15, 2021

East College Avenue at Avery Street Lane Closure 

Construction to repair sewer pipe between Commerce Drive and Avery Street

January 15, 2021

East College Avenue at Pine Street Lane Closure  

Construction to repair sewer pipe between Pine and Maple Streets

   

2020

December

December 21, 2020

DeKalb Watershed Crews Complete Repairs to Damaged Fire Hydrant in Rock Springs Community

December 14, 2020 Section of Midway Road to be Closed Dec. 14-16
December 9, 2020 South Candler Street Lane Closure Begins on Dec.14 Construction to rehabilitate aging sewer pipe
   

November

November 25, 2020 E. College Lane Avenue at Arcadia Avenue Begins on November 30 

Overnight construction to repair aging sewer pipe

November 25, 2020 East College Lane Avenue at Maple Street Begins on November 30 

Overnight construction to repair aging sewer pipe 

November 24, 2020

DeKalb Watershed Working to Replace Water Pipe Valve Along South Indian Creek

November 16, 2020

Section of Winnona Drive to be Closed Nov. 17-24

Sewer line replacement work scheduled

October

October 28, 2020

Hurricane Zeta Could Result in Sewer Overflows and Spills

Public encouraged to report as soon as possible

October 21, 2020

Section of Artwood Road to be Closed Oct. 23

 

October 16, 2020 DeKalb To Hold A Virtual Town Hall On Consent Decree Modifications

September

September 30 2020

DeKalb Watershed Responds to Brown Water Concerns in the Oakhurst Community

September 30, 2020

 

Section of Houston Mill Road to be Closed Oct. 2

September 22, 2020

Rainfall from Hurricane Sally Causes Treatment Plant Backup and Sewer Spills

Stormwater entering the aging sewer system causes two-million-gallon spill

September 11, 2020

Final Phase of $20 Million Briarcliff Corridor Water Main Replacement Begins Sept. 14

September 4, 2020

East College Avenue Lane Closure Begins on Sept. 8

Overnight construction to rehabilitate aging sewer pipe

September 4, 2020

Section of Eastland Road Southeast to be Closed Sept. 10

August

August 14, 2020  

Malone Drive Closure to Begin Aug. 19

Construction to replace sewer pipe

July

July 28, 2020

West Ponce De Leon Avenue Lane Closure July 30

Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Work 

July 22, 2020

DeKalb Begins New Phase of Water Main Replacement Project on Scott Boulevard 

Project replaces 6,000 square feet of aging water mains

July 22, 2020

Malone Drive Closure to Begin July 27

Construction to replace sewer pipe

July 15, 2020

Malone Drive Closure to Begin July 20

Construction to replace sewer pipe

July 13, 2020

South Candler Street Lane Closures Continue July 15

Construction to finalize rehabilitation of aging sewer pipe

July 9, 2020

 

DeKalb Records 99 Percent Drop in Sewer Spill Volume in Second Quarter

No major spills in June 2020

June

June 26, 2020

Linecrest Road Closure to Begin June 29 Construction to install storm drain pipe

June 26, 2020 South Avondale Road at Dartmouth Avenue Lane Closure Construction to rehabilitate 515 linear feet of aging sewer pipe
June 23, 2020 DeKalb Drinking Water Quality Report Released County surpasses federal and state standards
June 18, 2020 Kingswood Drive Lane Closure
June 18, 2020 Memorial Drive Lane Closure News Release 
June 12, 2020 Glenwood Road at Glenwood Parkway Lane Closure
June 5, 2020 The By Way Northeast Road Closure
June 5, 2020 South Avondale Road at Dartmouth Avenue Lane Closure News Release
June 4, 2020 Glenwood Road Lane Closure to Begin June 10 Construction to rehabilitate aging sewer pipe

May

May 29, 2020

Candler Road Closures to Begin June 1 Construction to rehabilitate 350 linear feet of aging sewer pipe

May 27, 2020

DeKalb Completes Glendale Water Main Replacement Project $7.5 million infrastructure project completed

May 22, 2020

Avondale Road Lane Closure Scheduled Today Emergency Sewer Repairs Underway

May 19, 2020

Columbia Drive Lane Closure Begins on May 26 Construction to repair approximately 348 linear feet of sewer pipe

May 15, 2020

Portion of Kingswood Drive to be Closed for Sewer Work

May 13, 2020

Avondale Road Lane Closure to Begin May 21 Construction to rehabilitate 341 linear feet of aging sewer pipe

May 13, 2020

Lavista Road Lane Closure to Begin May 20 Construction to rehabilitate aging sewer pipe

May 12, 2020

Updated Oakawana Road Closures Underway Construction to convert residents from septic to sewer

May 11, 2020

Lavista Road Lane Closure to Begin May 19 Construction to rehabilitate aging sewer pipe

May 11, 2020

Covington Highway Lane Closure to Begin May 18 Construction to rehabilitate 330 linear feet of aging sewer pipe

May 11, 2020 Oakawana Road Closures to Begin May 18 Construction to convert residents from septic to sewer

March

March 22, 2020

DeKalb Urges Citizens to Keep Paper Towels, Wipes Out of Pipes COVID-19 toilet paper shortage, increased use of wipes leads to sewer spills

March 10, 2020

Stormwater Entering Wastewater System Causes 6.9-million-gallon Sewer Spill County searching for structural defects in extensive system

March 10, 2020

South Candler Street Lane Closures to Begin March 11 Construction to rehabilitate 670 linear feet of aging sewer pipe

March 5, 2020

Continued Rains Could Result in Sewer Overflows and Spills Public encouraged to report as soon as possible

March 4, 2020

DeKalb County Addresses Second Worst Sewer Spill Site in Upcoming Community Meeting

February

February 18, 2020

Update Clairemont Avenue Reopens after Water Main Repairs Completed

February 16, 2020

DeKalb Watershed Working to Repair Clairemont Avenue Water Main Break

February 10, 2020

Continued Heavy Rains Could Result in Sewer Overflows and Spills Public encouraged to report as soon as possible

January

January 9, 2020

DeKalb Commissioners' Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Saves County Over $29 Million

January 6, 2020 DeKalb  Recognized for Preventing Sewer Spills  Watershed receives 2019 FOG Program of the Year award
January 3, 2020 Crews Isolate Damaged Water Main Break Along Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
January 3, 2020 Crews Working to Repair Water Main Break Along Chamblee-Dunwoody Road

2019

December

December 2019 North Druid Hills Road Lane Closures Begin August 5 Water main installation from Knob Hill Drive to Woodbridge Way

November

November 2019 North Druid Hills Road Lane Closures Begin August 5 Water main installation from Knob Hill Drive to Woodbridge Way

October

October 2019 North Druid Hills Road Lane Closures Begin August 5 Water main installation from Knob Hill Drive to Woodbridge Way

September

September 17, 2019

CEO Thurmond Directs After Action Review Independent analysis to evaluate power outage, boil water advisory response

September 16, 2019

City of Dunwoody Boil Water Advisory Lifted County water supply safe for consumption

September 15, 2019

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Most of DeKalb County City of Dunwoody still under advisory

September 15, 2019

UPDATE - DeKalb Watershed Completes Collecting Water Samples after Boil Water Advisory Issued

September 14, 2019 DeKalb Watershed Sampling Water after Boil Water Advisory Issued
September 14, 2019 Heavy Thunderstorms Lead to Boil Water Advisory for DeKalb County

August

July

July 30, 2019 North Druid Hills Road Lane Closures Begin August 5 Water main installation from Knob Hill Drive to Woodbridge Way

June

June 25, 2019  DeKalb Drinking Water Quality Report Released County surpasses federal and state standards
June 4, 2019 DeKalb Announces $20 Million Water Pressure Improvement Plan County to reactivate water tower storage, replacing aging infrastructure in the Briarcliff and North Decatur area

May

May 22, 2019 Marbut Road Closure Begins May 28 Temporary closure to replace gravity storm sewer line
May 17, 2019 Ponce de Leon Avenue Lane Closures on May 20 County to conduct sewer main inspections and repairs
May 16, 2019 Wells Street Road Closure Begins May 17 Temporary closure to install storm sewer infrastructure
May 10, 2019 Roadhaven Drive Closure Begins May 13 Road closure due to storm drainage repairs
May 7, 2019 Henderson Mill Road Water Main Repair Completed Water service being restored to affected customers
May 7, 2019 Henderson Mill Road Water Main Repairs Expected to be Completed Overnight

May 6, 2019

Columbia Drive Closures Begin May 8

April

April 22, 2019 Watershed to Host Community Open House April 25 Sewer repair project to begin in Brookhaven
April 15,2019 Keep DeKalb Beautiful to Host Rain Barrel Workshop
April 2, 2019 DeKalb New Day Project Begins Replacing 102,000 Water Meters Results will be accurate meter reading, billing, and consumption data

March

March 18, 2019 REVISED DeKalb Water Main Project Repairs Begin March 20 Three lane closures near Glendale Drive, Glenwood Road

February

February 4, 2019 DeKalb Passes Ordinance to Reduce Sewer Spills Multifamily dwellings required to address private sewer overflows

January

January 28, 2019 DeKalb County to Open Three Warming Centers
January 28, 2019 DeKalb County Offices to be Closed Tuesday
January 24, 2019 DeKalb County Opens Three Warming Centers
January 23, 2019 CEO Thurmond Makes Three High-level Appointments 
January 22, 2019 North Druid Hills Water Main Repairs Completed

2018

December

December 17, 2018 North Druid Hills Road Lane Closure to Begin Dec. 18

November

November 27, 2018 DeKalb Partners with School District to Reduce Spills "No FOG, No Clog" campaign launched at county public schools

October

October 12, 2018 DeKalb Collects 55 Tons of Debris After Hurricane Michael
October 12, 2018 Keep DeKalb Beautiful Hosting Rain Barrel Workshop 
October 9, 2018 DeKalb to Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water Awareness event held October 10th
October 3, 2018 Major Sewer Spills in DeKalb County Decrease by 42 Percent New Leadership, debris removal, increased inspections help reduce spills

September

September 21, 2018 Market Street Lane Closure in Clarkston Begins September 24
September 6, 2018  DeKalb Emergency Management Agency Announces National Preparedness Month

August

August 21, 2018

DeKalb Announces Labor Day Sanitation Schedule 

August 21, 2018 Manufacturer Will Replace 47,500 Water Meters in DeKalb Total cost savings of $8.64 million to the county
August 20, 2018 Glendale Drive road Closure Begins August 22 Glendale Drive south of McAfee Road closed for three days
August 20, 2018 Crews Completing Water Main Repairs on Chamblee Dunwoody Road 
August 3, 2018 Oxford Road Closure August 4   Temporary closure to remove leaning tree
August 3, 2018 Water Main Repair Underway on Coventry Drive in Decatur
August 2, 2018 DeKalb Utility Customer Operations Upgrades Call System
August 2, 2018 Glendale Drive Road Closure Begins August 7