DeKalb County businesses cope with Boil Water Advisory

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The day after a massive water main ruptured, crews continue work to repair the break while many DeKalb County businesses have reopened their doors with some changes.

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Located on Buford Highway just across the street from the site of the water main break, Baldino's Subs served a limited menu and only had bottled drinks available for customers on Thursday because of the ongoing Boil Water Advisory.

"The drink machine is unusable right now," explained supervisor Justin Tate.

Tate and his co-workers kept large pots of boiled water on the stove all day to use for washing dishes and their hands. They also stocked the restrooms with bottles of water so that customers could wash up.


"Obviously you want to make sure that the customer knows that, hey, we're not just slapping some stuff around," said Tate. "We still are taking the proper procedures and the necessary procedures to make sure that we do what we need to do so that we're able to serve you."

Many area restaurants took similar measures. A nearby Chick-fil-A had a sign on the door to notify customers that they could only open the drive-through.

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DeKalb County officials said they sent off samples of water from various parts of the county for testing and cannot lift the boil water advisory until the results come back clean.