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Boil water advisory lifted in DeKalb County

The advisory had been in place since Wednesday.

DECATUR, Ga. - The boil water advisory put in place after the massive water main break in DeKalb County has been lifted.

The county announced the change on their twitter account.

The repairs for a 48-inch pipe that broke and spilled gallons of water onto Buford Highway have been completed - 24 hours ahead of schedule.

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced the completed repairs Friday morning.

“The hard work and dedication of acting Director Reginald Wells and more than 50 men and women with the DeKalb County Watershed Department and contractors has paid off,” said CEO Thurmond. “Working around the clock since Wednesday, these public servants got the job done!"

Repairs were originally estimated to be done by midnight on Friday, March 9.


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