Boil Advisory still in effect after OWASA water main break; UNC classes canceled again

CARRBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A water main break at an OWASA treatment plant Monday shut down a road, required customers to limit their water use, resulted in a Boil Water Advisory and closed city schools.
A main water line from the company’s Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant broke Monday morning, impacting 80,000 customers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
An update provided by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority at 7:45 a.m. said that customers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro can resume water use at normal levels.
Although normal use can resume, OWASA customers should still boil any tap water before drinking it.
As a precaution, we’re testing samples to confirm the drinking water remains safe and expect results this evening," officials said.
The Orange County polling station in the Community Room at OWASA will be open for Election Day as scheduled, from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Tuesday.
Due to the water main break, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools closed early Monday due to the water main break, officials announced.
Elementary schools closed at 11:30 a.m., middle schools at noon and high schools at 1 p.m. All after school programs and activities were canceled.
Due to the issues, UNC-Chapel Hill had to close their retail/food operations Monday, with some exceptions.
Visitation with Medical Center patients is limited until full water service is restored, officials say.

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