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UPDATE: DeKalb County water main break repaired, boil water advisory still in effect

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UPDATE: DeKalb County water main break repaired, boil water advisory still in effect

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UPDATED at 10:40 a.m. the county says that water pressure issues may be persisting for some customers, but pressure should be restored for all customers.

After three days, contractors working for DeKalb County have successfully repaired a water main break that annoyed residents with low water pressure and boil water advisories. The county announced over Twitter that the break at Henderson Mill and Evans roads had been repaired.

The break occurred when a  mower hit a fire hydrant on a 48 inch main transmission line. That led to drastically low or no pressure on Thursday evening and sporadically on the afternoon of Friday, July 24. Businesses opted to close early or stop serving food altogether while DeKalb County made the repairs. The city of Decatur had to close its Slide the City water slide event early. Restaurants also decided to close early due to the water pressure and quality issues. 

The county says the boil water advisory remains in place for now.

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