City schools closing, Boil Water Advisory issued for OWASA customers after water main break
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CARRBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A water main break at an OWASA treatment plant has shut down a road, will require customers to limit their water use, resulted in a Boil Water Advisory and is closing city schools, according to officials.
A main water line leaving the company’s Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant broke Monday morning.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be closing early Monday due to the water main break, officials announced.
All customers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro will need to limit water use to only essential purposes, according to officials.
The main break is draining OWASA’s water storage and crews are on-site trying to isolate the issue.
Due to the issues, UNC-Chapel Hill had to close their retail/food operations with some exceptions.
According to the school’s dining services Twitter account, the operations that remain open are Chase, TOL, Beach Cafe, McColl Cafe, Blue Ram, Raynor, Law Bar, Atrium, and Genomic.
OWASA customers should boil any tap water before drinking it.