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Decatur, Georgia 30030

Browns Mill Road Hydrant Replacement Project Begins August 8. Construction to install new fire hydrant.

Efforts to improve fire safety throughout DeKalb County continue Tuesday, August 8 with the replacement of a fire hydrant at 6903 Browns Mill Road, Lithonia, GA. Crews will install a new fire hydrant that will affect the following subdivisions: Klondike Manor, Chestnut Lake, Chestnut Lake/Browns Mill Lake, Browns Mill Trace, Browns Mill Estates, and The Preserve at Beacon Mountain.

Normal construction hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. The work will require a shutdown of water valves, and residents/businesses will be out of service with little to no water pressure for a minimum of four hours. An increase in construction-related noise and traffic during work hours should be expected.

Residents are advised that when water service is restored, air in the pipes could make the water brown in color. Customers are encouraged to run the faucets inside and outside their homes/businesses to clear the internal plumbing. Particles accumulate in the water mains and can be stirred up as valves are operated and water flow patterns are changed.

We appreciate your patience as we work diligently to make improvements to DeKalb County’s watershed system. Should you have any questions or concerns, contact the DeKalb County Watershed Department at 770-270-6243. or via email at​.