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DeKalb Co. residents should continue to boil water

DECATUR, Ga --The boil water advisory continues in DeKalb County.

County officials are awaiting water test results to make sure it's safe for drinking. A spokesman says that could happen at any time.

On Thursday, a heavy equipment machine hit a hydrant in the Tucker area which cause a break in a 48-inch transmission line.

Over the past few days it's meant -- at times -- no water, low water or boiled water.

In the meantime, residents and business, especially restaurant owners, are still dealing with the effects of the water woes.

"We closed all day Saturday because we had no water. On Sunday, we seemed to have water so we opened at 8 (in the morning) and closed by 10 (a.m.)," said Glen Gurevitch, Owner of Sweet Melissa's on Decatur Square. "Losing a weekend of business, it will take us a month or two to catch up with that for sure."

Starbucks on Decatur Square simply closed again on Monday.

One of the DeKalb County's largest employers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closed Clifton Road offices to everyone but essential personnel. They asked employees to work from home.

A spokesman for DeKalb County said me they tested 50 water sites yesterday to make sure there is no bacteria.

Once those results come back clean, they can lift the boil water advisory.



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