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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

 

July

July 25, 2018                DeKalb to Host SPLOST Open House SPLOST Oversight Committee, program management team will be introduced

July 12, 2018                Utility Customers Operations, WorkSource DeKalb Temporarily Closed Today 

June

June 28, 2018               DeKalb Drinking Water Quality Report Released   County surpasses federal and state standards

June 28, 2018               Rescheduled: WorkSource DeKalb Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Orientation 

June 26, 2018               Free Emergency Response Training Available for DeKalb Residents Two class opportunities beginning July 10

June 21, 2018               Arabia Mountain PATH Closure Begins June 25 Partial closure due to new sewer main installation 

June 15, 2018               Glendale Drive Road Closure Begins June 18 Glendale Drive at McAfee Road closed for five days

June 4, 2018                 Glendale Drive Road Closure on June 7         

May

May 29, 2018                DeKalb Water Bill Payment Mailing Address Has Changed 

May 3, 2018                  DeKalb Repairs Water Main Break in Tucker Paving and road restoration to be completed Friday 

May 2, 2018                  Crews Working to Locate Water Main Break in Tucker 

April

April 27, 2018               Portion of Arabia Mountain PATH to Close for Sewer Repairs Consent Decree sewer improvements move forward

April 25, 2018               DeKalb Awarded $3.6 million in Mass Transit Improvements MARTA grant to enhance public transportation 

April 17, 2018               Media Alert: DeKalb to Restock Clarkston Lake on April 18 County focused on preventing future spills

April 3, 2018                 CEO Thurmond to Give Second Consent Decree Update April 10

March

March 29, 2018            DeKalb Preserves Historic County Farm Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance to lead Lyon Farm historic structures restoration efforts

March 21, 2018            DeKalb State of the County SPLOST Business Update Time Changed  Session expanded to begin at 9:30 a.m.

March 20, 2018            DeKalb Finalizes Release of 37,000 'Held' Water Bills  All 194,000 customers return to a normal billing cycle

March 19, 2018            DeKalb Hires New Public Works Director

March 12, 2018            DeKalb Launches STEM Internship Program  Pilot program partners with DeKalb Academy of Technology and Environment Middle and Charter Schools Inc. 

March 9, 2018              Countywide Boil Water Advisory Lifted  New water main installed 24 hours ahead of schedule 

March 9, 2018              Broken Water Main Repairs Completed in DeKalb Forty-eight inch pipe replaced 24 hours ahead of schedule 

March 8, 2018              More than 72, 000 Bottles of Water Donated to Schools, Hospitals Boil water advisory still in effect

March 8, 2018              Repair Underway at Site of 48-inch Water Main Break  Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect   

March 7, 2018              DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond Statement on Water Main Break 

March 7, 2018              2:20 p.m. Water Pressure Returns to Fire Stations, Tankers Still on Standby Water pressure generally returning across the county

March 7, 2018              Water Pressure Returning to Parts of County, Boil Water Advisory Still in Effect

March 7, 2018              9:24 a.m. Update Large Water Main Break Update

March 7, 2018              BOIL WATER ADVISORY

March 7, 2018              9:00 a.m. Update: Emergency Operation Center Open to Address Water Main Break 11 a.m. briefing to take place in Doraville

March 2, 2018               Keep DeKalb Beautiful Hosting Rain Barrel Workshop Event in Oak Grove to benefit Friends of Frazier-Rowe Park

March 1, 2018               Water Main Repairs Underway Along DeKalb Industrial Way  

February

February 28, 2018         Tucker's Main Street to Close for Repairs on March 5 

February 28, 2018         DeKalb to Host FOG Permitting Program Workshop Workshop developed to prevent fats, oils and grease buildup

February 27, 2018         Watershed to Host Backflow Prevention Workshop Prevention program to be held March 7

February 26, 2018         North Goddard Road Detour Begins Today

February 22, 2018         Crews to Repair Water Main Along DeKalb Industrial Way

February 21, 2018         Grease, Disposable Diapers and Wipes to Blame for Recent Sewer Spill      

February 13, 2018         Toilet Paper Drive to Benefit the Homeless  'Love Rolls' during DeKalb event

January

January 31, 2018          DeKalb Recognized for Sustainability Practices  County achieves recertification for creating programs that reduce the environmental footprint 

January 16, 2018          DeKalb County Opens Three Warming Centers County shares severe winter weather safety tips

January 10, 2018          DeKalb Demolishes Eyesores, Improves Communities County plans to target additional blight at Brannon Hill this year

January 9, 2018            DeKalb Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Residential Sanitation Schedule

January 3, 2018            DeKalb King Tribute to Promote Diversity Community panel will discuss the creation of a "Beloved Community" in DeKalb

December

December 29, 2017       North Goddard Road Closed Through January 5th

December 28, 2017       DeKalb Announces New Year's Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

December 28, 2017       East Ponce de Leon Lane Closure to Begin January 3rd

December 22, 2017       Free Christmas Tree Collection for DeKalb Residents 

December 19, 2017        DeKalb Announces Christmas Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule 

December 18, 2017        Free Emergency Response Training Available for DeKalb Residents Two class opportunities beginning January 4th

December 11, 2017        *Location Change* CEO Thurmond to Give Sewer Consent Decree Update 

December 7, 2017          Statement from DeKalb County Regarding Inclement Weather Preparations

December 7, 2017          Key Road Closure December 8 

December 6, 2017          CEO Thurmond to Give Sewer Consent Decree Update December 19

December 4, 2017          Briarcliff Water Project to Begin December 11 

November 

November 28, 2017        Peachtree Road Lane Closure Extended Through November 29

November 21, 2017        Peachtree Road Lane Closure Scheduled November 27

November 10, 2017 -      Fairoaks Road Lane Closure Scheduled November 16 - 21

November 9, 2017 -        DeKalb County Watershed Announces Annual Calendar Contest - Elementary school students invited to enter before December 15 deadline

November 3, 2017 -        Hearn Road Lane Closure Scheduled on November 8 - 9

November 2, 2017 -        Skyland Drive Water Project to Begin November 6 - Lane closures expected, county to improve area water mains 

November 2, 2017 -        Snapfinger Woods Drive Closure November 5

November 1, 2017 -        Partial Melville Avenue Road Closure to Begin November 6

November 1, 2017 -        DeKalb Geographic Information Systems Hosting GIS Day 

October

October 30, 2017 -          Lane Closures for Second Phase of Rockbridge Road Project Begins Nov. 6 

October 30, 2017 -          Hearn Road Lane Closure Today

October 27, 2017 -          DeKalb Recycling Roll Cart Events Postponed 

October 25, 2017 -         Operation Clean Sweep Nears 400 Tons Removed - Final county department sweep

October 25, 2017 -         MARTA and DeKalb County to Host Open Houses

October 25, 2017 -         Elam Road Closure Extended to November 2nd

October 25, 2017 -        Valley View Water Project to Begin October 30th 

October 20, 2017 -         Portion of Glendale Drive Closed Due to Water Main Break

October 16, 2017 -        Valley View Water Project Community Meeting Oct. 17 

October 13, 2017 -        North Decatur Road Closure on October 17

October 12, 2017 -        Elam Road Closed Oct. 12-19 

October 9, 2017 -          DeKalb Offers Residents Free Flood Plain Information 

October 9, 2017 -          DeKalb to Host Free Household Hazardous Waste Event Participation free for DeKalb County residents

October 9, 2017 -          DeKalb County, City Leaders to Discuss SPLOST Referendum Rescheduled for October 18

October 6, 2017 -          DeKalb Prepares for Potential Impacts from Tropical Storm Nate 

October 4, 2017 -          Rockbridge Road Water Project to Begin October 9 - Road closures expected, county to improve miles of water main 

October 3, 2017 -         DeKalb County Mobile Career Center October Schedule 

October 3, 2017 -         DeKalb to Host "Imagine a Day Without Water" Event -  Scott Candler Water Filter Plant open house on Oct. 12

October 2, 2017 -         Galahad Drive Road Closure October 12   

October 2, 2017 -         Keep DeKalb Beautiful Hosting Rain Barrel Workshop 

September

September 28, 2017 -  Positive Rabies Case Reported in DeKalb County 

September 28, 2017 -  Burton Drive Road Closure October 4 

September 27, 2017 -  DeKalb to Host FOG Permitting Program Workshop - Workshop developed to prevent fats, oils, and grease buildup

September 27, 2017 -  Watershed to Host Backflow Protection Workshop - Prevention program to be held October 5

September 25, 2017 -  DeKalb County Makes Significant Progress in Resolving Water Billing Issues - Approximately 27,500 held bills verified and released

September 20, 2017 - CEO Thurmond: Sales Tax Increase Presents a 'Transformational Moment for DeKalb'  DeKalb commissioners approve project list 

September 20, 2017 - Brookhaven Area Water Project Meeting Rescheduled for October 5 

September 20, 2017 - Rescheduled Echo Lake Community Meeting Tonight - Basin study meeting to be held at Central DeKalb Senior Center 

September 19, 2017 - CEO Thurmond to Give Water Billing Update - Meeting also to be live-streamed and on Facebook Live 

September 19, 2017 - DeKalb to Host "Imagine a Day Without Water" Event - Scott Candler Water Filter Plant open house on Oct. 12 

September 19, 2017 - Stencil Program Created to Prevent Pollution - Stormwater pollution program seeks volunteers

September 15, 2017 - More than 100 Roads Reopened in DeKalb - State and local resources deployed to help clean up

September 15, 2017 - How to Spot a Storm-Damaged Tree - Use caution around trees that appear dead or dying

September 13, 2017 - Echo Lake Community Meeting Canceled - Basin study meeting to be held at a later date 

September 13, 2017 - Irma Hits DeKalb County Hard - CEO declares local state of emergency 

September 13, 2017 - DeKalb County Road Closures

September 8, 2017 - DeKalb County to Recognize 9/11 Anniversary 

September 8, 2017  - Wayland Circle Water Project Meeting Postponed - New date to be determined 

September 8, 2017 - Residential Recycling Program Changes - Residents offered new recycling container options

September 7, 2017 - CEO Thurmond to Give Water Billing Update - Meeting also to be live-streamed and on Facebook Live

September 7, 2017 - Wayland Circle Water Project Meeting September 12

September 5, 2017 - DeKalb County to Release 7,500 Additional Water Bills - Approximately 72 percent to resume normal billing

September 5, 2017 - DeKalb County Relaunches "Water Matters" Conservation Campaign

August

August 31, 2017- DeKalb Selected for Nextdoor Federal Demonstration - Digital platform increases citizen engagement and preparedness

August 29, 2017- DeKalb Offers Citizens Tips for Hurricane Harvey Relief

August 29, 2017 - Permanent Repairs Planned at Sewer Spill Site - CEO orders emergency sewer system inspections

August 27, 2017 - Lithonia Area Sewer Spill Contained 

August 25, 2017 - Lithonia Area Sewer Spill Containment Underway - CEO Thurmond orders inspection of river crossings countywide

August 24, 2017 - DeKalb Hosting SPLOST Information Meeting

August 24, 2017 - Crews Working To Contain Sewer Spill in Lithonia Area 

August 22, 2017 - Free Emergency Response Training Available for DeKalb Residents - Two class opportunities begin in September

August 22, 2017 - Community Meeting Planned for Clarkston Water Main Relocation Project 

August 22, 2017 - Nancy Creek Sewer Spill Contained - County issues emergency task order to inspect all pipes in Nancy Creek basin

August 17, 2017 - Rockland Road Roundabout Closure Begins August 21  - Overnight Construction Work in the Stonecrest Community

August 16, 2017 - DeKalb to Release an Additional 3,500 Water Bills - Independent Verification Process expedites release of 8,500 bills in August

August 11, 2017 -  Hearn Road Lift Station Community Meeting August 17 - Informational Meeting for Residents and Business owners

August 2, 2017 -   Watershed to host Backflow Protection Workshop - Prevention program to be held August 17th...

August 1, 2017 -   DeKalb County to Release 5,000 Additional Water Bills - Approximately 13,000 resume normal billing

July

July 25, 2017 -      Community Meeting Planned for Clarkston Water Main Relocation Project 

July 19, 2017 -      DEMA Provides Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses - DeKalb asks citizens to use caution, check on elderly neighbors

July 14, 2017 -      DeKalb to Host FOG Permitting Program Workshop - Workshop developed to prevent fats, oils, and grease buildup...

July 11, 2017 -      DeKalb to Replace More than 4,000 Sewer Manholes 

July 6, 2017 -       City of Atlanta Issues Boil Water Advisory 

June

June 28, 2017 -     DeKalb Sewer Cleaning Showing Dramatic Results - More than 80 tons of debris removed from lines not cleaned in over 50 years...

June 22, 2017 -     CEO Thurmond to Give Third Water Billing Update - Meeting also to be live-streamed and on Facebook Live

June 2, 2017 -       Community Meeting Announced for Camp Creek and Leeshire Gravity Sewer Project 

June 2, 2017 -       Portion of Mellville Avenue to Close June 5 - New sewer manhole and line to be installed next week...

May

May 31, 2017 -      DeKalb Drinking Water Quality Report Released - County surpasses federal and state standards

May 26, 2017 -      Keep DeKalb Beautiful Hosting Rain Barrel Workshop 

May 25, 2017 -      County to Replace 102,000 Water Meters - Meters are past useful life or possibly defective...

May 16, 2017 -      Snapfinger Wastewater Treatment Plant Community Meeting Planned for May 22 

May 15, 2017 -      Section of Union Grove Road to Close for Construction - Closure to start Wednesday, May 24, at 9 a.m.

May 11, 2017 -      DeKalb Watershed Management to Host Industrial Pretreatment Workshop on May 25 

May 11, 2017 -     DeKalb Offers Tips for Conserving Water While Maintaining a Pool  

May 10, 2017 -     Location Change - CEO Thurmond to Give Water Billing Update -  DCTV will broadcast on TV and online...

May 8, 2017 -      CEO Thurmond to Give Water Billing Update - DCTV will broadcast on TV and online....

May 2, 2017 -      DeKalb Watershed Management to Host Industrial Pretreatment Workshop on May 25 

April

April 26, 2017 -    DeKalb Begins Comprehensive Cleaning of Sewer Lines - Cleaner lines will add sewer capacity...

April 18, 2017 -    DeKalb Issues Backflow Compliance Notifications - To protect the drinking water supply...

April 18, 2017 -    Non-Commercial Vehicle Washing Prohibited Under Level 2 Drought - State-mandated water restrictions include...

April 17, 2017 -    Section of I-20 Westbound Shut Down in DeKalb County 

April 14, 2017 -    Crews Complete Repair of Water Main in Tucker/Northlake Area - Possible discoloration may occur as the system is restored...

April 11, 2017 -    Customers to Receive Help with Water Bills - CEO Thurmond to give water billing update...

April 7, 2017 -     DeKalb Reminds Residents of Level 2 Drought Restrictions - Restrictions include outdoor watering...

April 5, 2017 -     CEO Thurmond Postpones Water Billing Update - Update rescheduled for April 11 due to inclement weather...

March

March 28, 2017 - CEO Thurmond to Give Water Billing Update - DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond will give an update on progress toward the water billing crisis on Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m....

March 17, 2017 - Rockland Road Closure Update -  Construction crews will close roads on Rockland Road between North Goddard and Klondike roads to through traffic...

March 17, 2017 - DeKalb Watershed Management to Host Industrial Pretreatment Workshop - On March 24, Workshop attendees will learn about program changes for the county's IPP...

March 15, 2017 - Water Main Break Closes Beech Drive - Beech Drive will be closed for three weeks...

March 14, 2017 - DeKalb Reminds Residents of Drought Restrictions - County still under Level 2 drought status despite recent rainfall...

March 7, 2017 - Rockland Road Construction - Sections of the residential road in the Stonecrest community will close intermittently...

March 2, 2017 - DeKalb County Receives Grant for Biogas Feasibility Study - CEO Michael Thurmond and commissioners accepted a $25,000 grant from Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA). The award will fund a biogas generator feasibility study at the Pole Bridge Wastewater Treatment Plant....

March 2, 2017 - Crews Complete Successful Test of Water Main in Tucker/Northlake Area - A preliminary test on Feb. 24, the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) successfully isolated a section of a 48-inch transmission water main...

February

February 23, 2017 - Water Main Test Planned in Tucker/Northlake Area - DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management has scheduled a preliminary test of a 48-inch transmission water main...

February 22, 2017 - DeKalb Watershed Management Provides Free Design Standards for Future Water and Sewer Projects -  DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) is providing free design standards to vendors...

February 21, 2017 - Department of Watershed Management to Host Community Meeting on Honey Creek Pump Station - DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host the second of a series of open house community meetings...

February 16, 2017 - North Jamestown Road between North Druid Hills Road and Williamsburg Drive - Road closure in the community to install a water main...

February 9, 2017 - DeKalb Suspends Hydrant Meter Rental Program for Residential and Recreational Use - The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) announces that hydrant water meter rental operations are suspended immediately in most cases...

February 9, 2017 - Hundreds of Volunteers Join DeKalb County’s Water Quality Monitoring Program - DeKalb County’s Adopt-A-Stream program has its highest number of volunteers ever, with 450 signups in 2016. Volunteers monitor various rivers, tributaries, and streams throughout DeKalb...

February 7, 2017 - DeKalb Watershed Management Rebates more than $180,000 for Low-Flow Toilet Retrofits - Last year, the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) Toilet Retrofit Rebate...

February 7, 2017 - Watershed Management Appoints Engineering Manager - The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management is pleased to announce the appointment of F. Keith Laguaite, P.E., as engineering manager for the Division of Planning and...

 

January

January 23, 2017 - DeKalb Adopts Wastewater Retainage Credit Program - DWM has adopted a new initiative that will allow residential and commercial customers to save money...

January 4, 2017 - Department of Watershed Management Hosts Community Open House -  The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management will host a community open house to announce new construction for the Honey Creek Pump Station and Force Main in the Stonecrest...

2016

December

December 23, 2016 - Department of Watershed Management Sends Notifications of Private Sewer Line Breaches - The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) recently completed 400 miles of sewer pipe smoke testing and identified public and private lines in need of repair....

December 21, 2016 - Department of Watershed Management Sends Drought Notifications to Food Service Establishments - The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) recently sent approximately 5,000 notifications to food service establishments (FSEs) in DeKalb County to advise of required...

December 6, 2016 - REVISED: Updated details on discolored water - DeKalb Watershed Restores 30” Transmission Main and possible discoloration may occur as the system is restored.  The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has completed the restoration of a 30-inch transmission main that carries water from the Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant under Interstate 85, serving water customers throughout DeKalb County.

December 5, 2016 - DeKalb Watershed Restores 30" Transmission Main - The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has completed the restoration of a 30-inch transmission main that carries water from the Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant...

December 5, 2016 - DeKalb Watershed Orders New Brand of Water Meters - AcuStream meters utilize different technology than iPerl.  The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has purchased a new...

November

November 21, 2016 - DeKalb Fire Rescue Receives Improved Rating for Fire Protection and Suppression Capabilities - DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department has been awarded its highest rating in its 79-year history of providing organized fire suppression services to the residences and businesses in the county....
 
November 21, 2016 - Sewer Upgrades on Columbia Drive Complete on Time and Under Budget - Sewer Upgrades on Columbia Drive Complete on Time and Under Budget.  Project to increase capacity, reduce sanitary sewer overflows...
 
November 17, 2016 - State of Georgia Announces Level 2 Drought Restrictions - DeKalb County residents move to odd/even schedule as the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has announced a Level 2 drought...
 
November 16, 2016 - DeKalb County Adds Water Bill Dispute Locations - DeKalb County residents wishing to dispute their water bills now have additional times and locations throughout the county to begin...
 
November 15, 2016 - DeKalb Hydrant Meter Rental Offices Moving - DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) hydrant water meter rental operations are moving to a new location.  Effective Monday, Nov. 21, applications for renting
 
November 14, 2016 - DeKalb to Demonstrate Proper Turkey Deep Frying and Grease Disposal - The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department and the DeKalb Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will hold a press briefing demonstrating the proper procedure for deep frying holiday...
 
November 9, 2016 - Department of Watershed Management Sends Notifications of Private Sewer Line Breaches- The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) recently completed 400 miles of sewer pipe smoke testing and identified public and private lines ...
 
November 7, 2016 -Department of Watershed Management Increases FOG Enforcement Efforts - In an intensified effort to eliminate fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from the sewer system, the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) FOG compliance team reports 551...
 
November 7, 2016 - Students Receive Hands-on Experience at DeKalb Watershed - With a science fair project centered on water quality, students Caeley Woo and Abigail McHoul contacted DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) with questions about...
 

October

October 12, 2016 - DeKalb Issues Backflow Compliance Notifications - The DeKalb Department of Watershed Management (DWM) is issuing backflow compliance notifications to commercial and residential water customers to ensure continued compliance with state...

October 12, 2016 - DeKalb Interim CEO, Commissioners Address Water Billing Issues with New Resolution - The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution introduced by DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May which empowers the chief financial officer (CFO) with discretion to address...

February

February 2, 2016 - DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management Begins Sewer Assessments This Week One-Third of DeKalb County's Sewer Lines to be Tested for Defects

2015

DeKalb Achieves Milestone for $1.35 Billion Capital Improvement Project - $960,000 sewer upgrade completed

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management Launches Consent Decree Website - Communication tools designed to educate, inform public of progress

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