DeKalb County Watershed responds to brown water concerns in Oakhurst community

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DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) crews have flushed lines in the Oakhurst area as a part of addressing brown water concerns.

On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 29, DWM began receiving calls from the Oakhurst area concerning brown water. Crews were performing routine maintenance on water main valves, which caused the water discoloration.

County officials said the discoloration is a result of iron in the pipes being stirred up when water flow is disrupted.  Iron is not a health hazard, which is why there is no boil water advisory in effect.

While crews have completed the flushing of the water main, customers are encouraged to run the faucets inside and outside their homes to clear the internal plumbing of their residence, officials said.

Customers continuing to experience issues should contact 770-270-6243.



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