Watershed crews are making a repair on a 16-inch main and have isolated the line to complete the repair. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division regulations require a minimum of 20 PSI in the system at all times. When a low pressure event occurs a potential health hazard may exist in those areas of lowered pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water into the water distribution system.
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.
This advisory is expected to be in place at least until Saturday, Jan. 11, or until further notice. The county will continue to send updates as information becomes available.
The DeKalb County Health Department is aware of the situation and will work with DeKalb County government to notify area hospitals, restaurants and the business community.
Information: DeKalb County Watershed Department, (770) 270-6243.