boiling water

A broken water main continues to cause issues in DeKalb with the entire county now under a water boil advisory until further notice. Residents and businesses have been experiencing low water pressure and periods of no water ever since.

Repair crews have been trying to fix the broken main at Henderson Mill and Evans road in Tucker since Thursday night. The large transmission line was thought to have been repaired Friday, but leaks were detected again Saturday. As repairs continue overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, some residents and businesses may lose water altogether.

According to a report in the AJC, the ongoing water issues have caused havoc on Decatur’s busy dining and bar scene with many opting to close or limit service. If you’re headed out this evening for dinner or a drink, you might want to call ahead or check social media with restaurants in Decatur and DeKalb.

Earlier today, the giant water slide event in Decatur, Slide the City, was only open for a short time before closing due to water pressure issues. Refunds will be offered for those who didn’t get a chance to slide.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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