City workers have repaired a broken water line that spilled more than 60,000 gallons of water Saturday in the area of Nunn Street and Smith Circle.
HAVELOCK | City workers have repaired a broken water line that spilled more than 60,000 gallons of water Saturday in the area of Nunn Street and Smith Circle.
The broken line resulted in about 100 homes losing water pressure in the area, according to information from Lauren M. Wargo, the city’s communications coordinator.
A computer program in the water treatment plant caused pumps to run longer than normal, creating system pressure that was higher than normal and causing the break of the 6-inch line, Wargo said.
Water flowed out of the pipe for about 45 minutes, bubbling up from the road surface and flowing into roadside ditches.
The water outage lasted about 12 hours, and residents were advised to flush their water systems and boil water before consumption.
Havelock police blocked roads in the area as a precaution.
Another water line broke Monday in the area of Wolfpack Court and Pirates Lane, affecting 20 homes. That two-hour outage was caused when a valve on a 2-inch line failed in the closed position, Wargo said. That outage lasted about two hours.
For any water issues or updates on the water outages, call 444-6409 or go online to the city’s website at www.havelocknc.us.