OWASA continues water pipe repair work on West Rosemary Street near Pritchard Avenue, will provide update at 4 PM

Distributed at 2:35 PM on October 18, 2017

OWASA is continuing work to repair a broken water pipe on West Rosemary Street near Pritchard Avenue.

The repair, which made it necessary to close West Rosemary Street to through traffic from North Columbia Street to Church Street, began Wednesday night when a sinkhole caused by a broken water pipe was found in West Rosemary Street.

At about 1:30 PM today, OWASA interrupted water service to four locations to move forward with the repair. The affected customers are on the south side of West Rosemary between Columbia and Church Streets, and OWASA is contacting them.

“We apologize to our customers for the interruption of service and to drivers who must detour around the closed part of West Rosemary,” said Greg Feller, Public Affairs Administrator. “Our crew is continuing to work hard to finish the repair, restore normal water service and enable West Rosemary to be reopened,” he said. “We sincerely thank the Chapel Hill Police Department for their very timely cooperation in closing the road to enable the repair.”

OWASA will distribute an update on the repair by 4 PM today.

For more information:

Greg Feller, Public Affairs Administrator, 919-537-4267 or gfeller@owasa.org

Randy Horton, Distribution and Collection Systems Manager, 919-537-4280 or rhorton@owasa.org