Water line repairs continue through weekend

DeKalb officials announced early Friday that repairs of a broken water line will continue through the weekend.

A 40-year-old pipe ruptured Thursday causing Decatur city schools as well as several county schools to dismiss early or transport students to alternate locations. County Watershed Management crews stopped the leak Thursday evening and continue to make progress on repairs of the broken 36-inch water line on Parkhill Drive in Decatur.

All storage tanks were filled Thursday night and county officials report pressure appeared stable throughout the system, except for the immediate area around the leak at Parkhill Drive.

Crews are expected to replace the damaged pipe Friday and restore the system during the weekend.

That section of pipe was previously identified for replacement under the county’s $1.35 billion water and sewer capital improvement plans.