School closes due to water line break
by Nola Sizemore Staff Writer
Students at Wallins Elementary School were unable to attend classes on Thursday due to a water line break in the Wallins Creek area. Superintendent Mike Howard said the problem had been fixed and classes will resume today.
“I got a call at about 5 a.m. on Thursday morning from a custodian at the Wallins Elementary School saying they didn’t have any water,” said Howard. “We started getting in touch with Black Mountain Utility District (BMUD) and they couldn’t find the water line break, so we had to cancel school for Thursday. We can’t have school without water.”
Howard said the break was found and fixed and school resumed today.
Ray Metcalfe, BMUD administrator, said on Thursday they found the water line break near the three-way-in area of Wallins Creek, near the bridge and made the necessary repairs to restore water to the Wallins Elementary School.
“We worked all day Thursday finding the break and then began pumping water into the Daniels Mountain tank, which supplies water to the Wallins Elementary School,” said Metcalfe. “We started about 6 a.m. on Thursday and worked until late that afternoon.”
Metcalfe said a boil-water advisory has been issued for all of the Wallins Creek and Coldiron areas and will be in effect until test results are received.
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