100 customers lose water due to punctured utility line

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:


FULTON COUNTY, Ga - Water has been restored to buisnesses and residences in Johns Creek and all lanes are open after a utility line was punctured Thursday afternoon.

For the second time this week, contractors installing fiber optic lines in Johns Creek, punctured a utility line. 

This time, it was a 12-inch water main that caused about 100 customers to lose water Thursday afternoon, officials told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik.

Petchenik and his photographer could see water gushing from the ground at the intersection of State Bridge and Jones Bridge Roads. 

The owner of a nearby salon told Petchenik he would stay open, but would have to limit some of his services.

“When we have clients that come in for color and highlights, we still have to wash them and use the restroom. So it’s a little inconvenient,” said Sepehr Gerami.

A nearby Subway restaurant posted a sign on the front door to let customers know they would be closed.

Johns Creek City Councilman Lenny Zaprowski and his mother were among the customers disappointed they were being turned way.

“I’m not very happy about this,” he said.  “I can’t get lunch. The water’s shut down our restaurants here. That’s not good for our restaurants and businesses here.”

City officials told Petchenik Thursday’s crew was the same that punctured a gas line earlier in the week causing major traffic backups.

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