DeKalb water break impacting some Henry County residents


The water main break in DeKalb County is impacting about 750 customers in nearby Henry County and could last through the weekend.

Henry County Water Authority officials said early Wednesday that they are switching the affected customers -- primarily in the county’s northwest corner -- to the Henry  water system while DeKalb works to repair the break. 

“Please anticipate operating on HCWA’s system pressure throughout the weekend,” Tony Carnell, deputy manager of the Henry County Water Authority, said in an email distributed to officials. 


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While customers in the affected area will have water, it will not have the pressure they are used to, he said. 

“Once the area is on HCWA’s system, our customer’s will have lower than normal operating pressure,” Carnell said. 

Henry County also said it expected the main break to impact fire department operations, saying it has notified the emergency services that it expects “marginal fire flow protection during this period of time.”

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