Boil advisory: Carrboro-Chapel Hill utility plant losing water at ‘rapid rate’
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Yes, ContinueNo Carrboro, N.C. — A leak in front of a water utility company in Carrboro Monday morning was forcing large amounts of water onto the road in front of it.
Video showed water gushing from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) plant onto Jones Ferry Road.
Police have blocked off the road in front of the plant, which is located at 400 Jones Ferry Road.
According to Ed Kerwin, the executive director of OWASA, the central water main in front of the facility burst and the plant is losing water at a rapid rate.
Kerwin is urging Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents to use water on an essential basis until the problem is corrected.
Officials originally stated the water was safe to drink but later issued a boil advisory for those residents.