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July 2, 2014 - 10:45 am

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: OWASA Repairing Water Main Break along South Columbia Street on Campus

The Orange County Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) is affecting repairs on a water main leak impacting water availability to two hydrants and to nine UNC campus facilities along both sides of South Columbia Street from the intersection of Manning Drive north to Medical Drive. Northbound traffic is being maintained on South Columbia Street.

While the duration of OWASA’s repairs depends on underground conditions that may not be fully known until later in the work, water main repairs typically take 4 to 6 hours. OWASA’s crew will work until the repairs are complete and service to customers is restored.

Please continue to monitor Alert Carolina or check OWASA’s website for updates:

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts.