Water main break by Eno River disrupts service in Durham

From staff reportsOctober 11, 2011 

The City of Durham Water Management Department is repairing a major water main break near Teer Quarry where the water main crosses the Eno River.

The break in the 24-inch water main affected multiple neighborhoods in northern Durham and downtown earlier today.

City crews have isolated this break by closing valves on either side of the break. Most customers should see their water service return to normal or near-normal levels within the next hour. If customers note air in their internal water lines, they are encouraged to run their faucets for up to two minutes to flush their lines.

At this time, city crews have begun repairs to this broken water main. As part of this process, they will investigate to try and determine the cause of the break, which is not known at this time.

If customers in this area do not have their water service restored by 5 p.m. today, they should contact the Water Management Department’s after-hours emergency line at (919) 560-4344.

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