BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Crews have completed the pipe repair on Clairmont Road following last week's water main break in Brookhaven. The boil advisory has been lifted.
After seven long days, many are asking why the repair took so long? According to the City of Brookhaven,"the cause of the damage was the failure of a transition joint between two pipes: a cast iron pipe in place since 1941 and a steel pipe which was added in 1963."
The road still needs to be repaired and that could take another week or so.
Brookhaven and DeKalb County police worked together to accommodate commutes. According to Georgia DOT, an average of 28,000 vehicles a day normally use that stretch of Clairmont Road.
Beginning last Wednesday a 30-inch water main break closed the road in both directions on the Sam's Club side of I-85.
The break was at 2924 Clairmont Road, near the front entrance to the Century Center office park in between I-85 and Buford Highway.
The leak caused extensive damageto Clairmont Road. City workers will be working to repair damage to the actual road for the remainder of the week.