Authorities blamed the leak on a 40-year-old concrete pipe that had previously been identified for replacement under the county’s $1.35 billion water and sewer capital improvement plan.
But this isn't the first water pipe burst on Parkhill Drive. In 2011, a water main ruptured on Parkhill Drive near Glenwood Road, flooding the basements of two homes and causing a huge sink hole and gas leak.
And tens of thousands of DeKalb County residents were inconvenienced by a boil water advisory just after Christmas in 2006 when the main on Parkhill broke, flooding at least one family out of their home.
Back then, residents said they’d already endured several previous breaks. This time, the rupture occurred while the county was in the midst of replacing the aging pipes.
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