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(UPDATE) DeKalb County: Water main repairs completed, CSX caused break

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(UPDATE) DeKalb County: Water main repairs completed, CSX caused break

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Updated at 4:30 p.m., Aug. 4, 2018. 

The repairs of a broken 16-inch water main in the 700 block of Coventry Road are finished.

Here is the full announcement from DeKalb County:

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management crews have completed repairs to a 16-inch water main damaged by a CSX contractor Friday morning.

The pipe is located on the 700 block of Coventry Road in Decatur. Water flow and pressure is being restored this evening to all affected residential, commercial and medical customers. There were limited water outages during the incident. Site restoration and cleanup efforts are underway. A water restoration and cleanup contractor continues to assist homeowners who may have been impacted.

Customers who have been impacted by this incident should contact the DeKalb County Watershed Department at 770-270-6243.

The county says the break occurred when “a CSX [railroad] contractor bored a hole into it.” A county spokesperson said it’s too early to discuss whether the county will seek reimbursement from CSX.

Between 150 and 200 customers were affected by the disruption.

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