The DeKalb County Watershed Division is issuing a boil water advisory for the Clairmont Road area.
Watershed crews have been working on a 30-inch water main break in the 2900 block of Clairmont Road since Wednesday. In order to complete the repairs, watershed management must reduce pressure in the area outlined below.
Georgia Environmental Protection Division 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.
The affected area is bound on the north by Plaster Road, to the east by I-85, to the south by Briarwood and to the west by Buford Highway.
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.
Once the repair is made, technicians will then send samples of the water in the area for testing. After the test results are available, DeKalb County in conjunction with EPD, will provide an update to the boil water status.
This report was prepared by the county and edited for publication.