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Parts of DeKalb County under boil water advisory following pressure loss

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Parts of DeKalb County under boil water advisory following pressure loss

A map of DeKalb County.

DeKalb County, GA — Parts of DeKalb County went under a boil water advisory late in the evening of Dec. 26 following hours of sustained water pressure loss.

The county experienced multiple main breaks following freezing weather on Christmas weekend.

Here is the full announcement from DeKalb County:

The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management is issuing a boil water advisory for two areas of DeKalb County as described below:

— Area 1, which is south of Henderson Road, north of Rockbridge Road, east of I-285, and west of the DeKalb/Gwinnett County line

Map provided by DeKalb County

—  Area 2, which is south of East College Avenue, north of Linecrest/County Line Road, east of City Atlanta border and west of I-285.

Map provided by DeKalb County

Water main breaks are causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels due a less than twenty psi drop in pressure in a significant portion of the system. When this occurs, a potential health hazard may exist in these areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality 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 further notice. The county will continue to send updates as information becomes available.

For more information, contact the DeKalb County Watershed Department at 770-270-6243.

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