On Tuesday, April 17th, an OWASA crew will repair a water line at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bolin Heights Drive near the entrance to Mill Creek Apartments. The work will begin at 9:00 AM and OWASA estimates it may be complete by mid-afternoon Tuesday.  

However, weather and other conditions unexpected underground conditions may affect the timing and progress of OWASA’s work.

During the repair, OWASA will need to:

  • close the two northbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Northbound drivers will be guided with cones and signs to use the lane normally used for turns. (The two southbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will flow normally.)
  • interrupt service to several dozen customers along Bolin Heights Drive, and to the University of North Carolina’s buildings at 720 and 730 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  • restrict access to the entrance to Mill Creek Condominiums from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard south of Bolin Heights Drive. However, Mill Creek residents will have access via a driveway on the south side of Bolin Heights Drive.

“We regret the inconvenience to our customers due to our repair work, which is necessary to maintain reliable service,” said Thurman Green, OWASA’s Manager of Collection and Distribution Systems. “We ask for everyone’s patience and understanding.”

OWASA has notified the Chapel Hill Fire Department that the repair will involve temporarily taking two fire hydrants out of service, has delivered notices to customers whose water/sewer service will be interrupted and has provided information about driveway access to Mill Race residents in cooperation with the property manager.

For more information:

Thurman Green, Manager, Collection and Distribution Systems, 919-537-4224 or

Greg Feller, OWASA Public Affairs, 919-537-4267 or