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September 27, 2017

Chatham Issues Temporary Boil Water Notice for Specified Areas Due to Contractor Hitting Water Main

A ruptured water main caused by work performed by a contractor led to dropped water system pressure earlier today in a portion of the County’s North Water System. As a result, Chatham County Water Utilities has issued a boil water notice for specific areas in northeast Chatham.The leak has been isolated and is being repaired.

“We are issuing the boil water notice as a precaution due to the pressure drop in the system,” said Assistant County Manager Dan LaMontagne. “We do not expect this to last more than one day.”

Chatham County has already started calling all affected residences and businesses to alert them of the notice.

The affected areas are:

  • Manns Chapel Rd. east of Great Ridge Parkway
  • All business within Cole Park Plaza including all customers of AQUA along Plaza Dr.
  • All customers north of the Manns Chapel Rd. intersection along Hwy 15-501 including Old Lystra Rd. and the WalMart Shopping Center.

Chatham County will announce when the boil water advisory has been lifted. Until that time, residents in these areas should use bottled water or boil the county water before using it for drinking, bathing, dental care, making ice, washing dishes, and food preparation.

If you have questions, call Water Utilities at 919-542-8270, but know that lines may be busy.