After more than three days of low water pressure or no water at all, DeKalb County’s water system slowly returned to normal Sunday afternoon. Residents and businesses took to social media to complain about DeKalb’s lack of communication and how a county mower hitting a fire hydrant could knock out water to a county of more than 700,000 people for such an extended period. DeKalb commissioners told the AJC that they would be looking into the response made by the county to the situation.
DeKalb County Watershed Management said the water main at Henderson Mill and Evans roads is finally fixed, but it took until Sunday afternoon for water pressure to return and there were scattered outages. Most of Decatur’s busy restaurants and bars were serving bottled water and had limited menus over the weekend. Some closed altogether because of no water for cooking, cleaning or restrooms.
The boil water advisory for the county has been lifted.
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