This morning, a temporary fluctuation in water system pressure occurred which lowered the pressure below 20 PSI for about 10 minutes in an area outline in the attached map.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) regulations require a minimum of 20 PSI in the system at all times. When a low pressure event occurs a potential health hazard may exist in those areas of lowered pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water into the water distribution system.
In an abundance of caution for our citizens and to protect the public from any potential health hazards, citizens in the affected area are advised to boil all water prior to use for drinking, cooking or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil.
Residents in the affected area should continue to boil water until notified by DeKalb County that the water system has been restored to full operation and the microbiological quality of the water in the affected area is safe for human use.
Currently our technicians have sampled the area and initial test results will be available Thursday afternoon, Aug. 22. When the results are available, DeKalb County in conjunction with EPD, will provide an update to the boil water status.
affected area is Northlake Parkway and I-285 on the west, Lawrenceville
Highway on the south, Fuller Way on the east and LaVista Road on the
For more information, contact the DeKalb County Watershed Department at 770-391-6015.