‘Alternative’ lunch, bottled water to be taken to several CMS schools affected by water main break

A water boil advisory is in effect for parts of Charlotte.
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 10:22 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A large water main break along Remount Road has affected several Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

A water boil advisory is in effect for parts of Charlotte.

The district called parents to say that several CMS schools are under that water boil advisory,

Those schools impacted by low to no water pressure have been identified:

  • Thomasboro
  • Harding
  • Turning Point (Pawtucket)
  • Rama Road
  • Garinger
  • Community House
  • Cotswold
  • First Ward
  • University Park Creative Arts
  • Phillip O. Berry
  • Tuckaseegee
  • West Meck
  • Northwest School of the Arts
  • Elizabeth Lane Elementary
  • JM Robinson

“The health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority,” CMS said in a statement.

All water service has been restored following Monday’s large water main break in Charlotte.

According to Charlotte Water, for those who did not experience a loss of pressure or water, their water is safe to drink.

However, customers who experienced a loss of water should boil water vigorously for one minute before drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food, crews said.

It is safe to shower and the boil water advisory is only for water consumption.

Customers should continue to boil water until the low water pressure advisory ends.

Charlotte Water issued the low water pressure advisory for residents who experienced low to no water pressure Monday evening due to the water main break.

The advisory is in effect for the next 48 hours as a precautionary measure. Charlotte Watter will provide updates when the advisory has ended.

The large break occurred on Remount Road just before 6 p.m. Monday.

The affected areas of the system are roughly bounded:

• To the north by Brookshire Blvd & I-85

• To the east by WT Harris Blvd and Monroe Rd

• To the west by of the Catawba River

• To the south by the State Line

According to Charlotte Water, portions of the below zip codes may have experienced low-to-no water pressure during the evening hours of Oct. 18, based on customer calls and social media reports. Crews stressed this list may not be comprehensive and will be updated as more information comes in.

The impacted zip codes are:

  • 28105
  • 28202
  • 28203
  • 28205
  • 28206
  • 28207
  • 28208
  • 28209
  • 28211
  • 28212
  • 28213
  • 28214
  • 28215
  • 28216
  • 28217
  • 28277

Charlotte Water said it is investigating to determine the cause of the break.

Residents are advised to please not call 311 or 911 to report a disruption in your service.

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