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Saturday, February 04, 2017

‘Worst case scenario’: Water emergency declared in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

An Orange Sewer and Water Authority employee look at the water break damage in Chapel Hill, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in N.C., officials in Chapel Hill are asking everybody to stop using water after the water main break and a low tank levels. Bottled water is being rushed to student dorms at North Carolina�s flagship public university and nearby nursing homes after a series of malfunctions shut down the municipal water system. Restaurants, schools in Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill closed Friday after a water treatment plant was shut down by a miscue in chemical treatment and a water main broke.An oversupply of fluoride and a water main break in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has resulted in a declared emergency. Without safe drinking water, restaurants, a state university and other schools may be closed until Sunday, officials estimate.
Chapel Hill residents would be ordered not to use their water or would be without water altogether for at least 24 hours, perhaps even until Sunday, Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) executive director Ed Kerwin told reporters Friday.
“This is essentially a worst case scenario,” Kerwin said, WRAL reported.


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