Broken Water Main Repairs Completed in DeKalb

03/09/18 2:30 pm

Forty-eight-inch pipe replaced 24 hours ahead of schedule

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced this morning that the 48-inch broken water main pipe off Buford Highway has been replaced 24 hours ahead of the original schedule.

Crews completed work on a broken water main a day ahead of schedule.

“The hard work and dedication of acting Director Reginald Wells and more than 50 men and women with the DeKalb County Watershed Department and contractors has paid off,” said CEO Thurmond. “Working around the clock since Wednesday, these public servants got the job done!”

CEO Thurmond expressed his appreciation to the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority for providing some of the pipe on short notice.

Until officially notified by DeKalb County, customers should continue 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.

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(Commissioner Jeff Rader represents District Two on DeKalb County's Board of Commissioners. He was reelected in November of 2010 for another four-year term.)

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