Water emergency cancels after-school activities in Chapel Hill

Water emergency cancels after-school activities in Chapel Hill

Residents in the Foxcroft Drive area are under a boil water advisory due to the broken water main.

"We're gonna have to soak it up, we're gonna have to soak it up because we've got family here visiting, we can't afford to leave right now", said resident OJ Iftihar. "We deeply appreciate and thank the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community, the City of Durham, Chatham County, the Town of Hillsborough and other partners and volunteers for their excellent cooperation, understanding and support in the recent water supply emergency".

On Saturday, Orange County Health Director Colleen Bridger said the water was safe to drink with the exception of The Apartments at Midtown 501, just north of the merger of East Franklin Street and Durham-Chapel Hill Road.

An incident at the Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant resulted in an accidental overflow of fluoride during the water treatment process.

The water shortage, which was expected to stretch into Sunday night, caused the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to postpone the men's basketball game against Notre Dame until Sunday and move the game to the Greensboro Coliseum.

Officials said using water could result in contamination of the system. Officials dismissed elementary students at 1:30 p.m., middle school students at 2:10 p.m. and high school students at 2:55 p.m. UNC-Chapel Hill officials have also announced classes canceled and the campus closed at 1 p.m. Both Carrboro and Chapel Hill declared states of emergency.

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One reason they cited for this optimism was Trump's divisiveness within America, which they believed would weaken the country. In the formal executive memorandum, Trump declared that "It is the policy of the United States that ISIS be defeated".

Harris Teeter began distributing free water in Chapel Hill and Carrboro starting at 9 p.m. Friday.

"We have lots of bottled water, so we are good to go", she said.

The Orange Health Department said to avoid boiling water and only use bottled water - including for flushing toilets, washing hands, and cooking. It would be at least Saturday evening and possibly Sunday before normal water service was restored, Orange Water and Sewer Authority Executive Director Ed Kerwin said.

With the water treatment plant offline, water levels in the Orange storage tanks fell.

The Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant will return to normal operation as soon as it is safe to do so, OWASA officials said.

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