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DeKalb Watershed to Hold Second Meeting on Thompson Mill Water Main Project

Construction set to begin June 21

The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management will hold a second virtual community meeting on Tuesday, June 20, to inform residents about the Thompson Mill Water Main Replacement Project.

“Although we had an extensive communications outreach, we want to ensure that more residents have the opportunity to learn about the water infrastructure upgrades and how the construction will impact them,” said David Hayes, watershed director.

To learn more about the Thompson Mill Water Main Replacement Project, join the virtual community meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m., via Zoom at

For those unable to attend the virtual meeting, a recording of the June 12 is posted at; Passcode: PQ6S!Hh8.

During the initial community outreach period, DWM employed the following standard communication methods for this project:

  • A social media campaign began on began May 11, via Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor.
  • A project summary has been published on the county’s website.
  • Letters were hand-delivered to residences on Thompson Mill Road on June 2.
  • News releases were sent out on June 1, June 5 and June 6.
  • A virtual community meeting was held on June 6. During this meeting, the following project contact information was provided:
    • Project hotline number, 1-800-986-1108
    • DWM Dispatch 24-hours-a-day phone number, 770-270-6243

Construction on the project is set to begin on Wednesday, June 21. Crews will replace 10,760 linear feet of aging pipelines in the project which is expected to last approximately six months (June to December 2023), barring any weather delays.

Normal construction hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays. An increase in construction-related noise and traffic during work hours should be expected.