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Holly Springs water line break leads to restrictions

Posted June 15, 2008

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— A water line that serves two towns near Raleigh has broken, and officials are urging residents to use water only essential needs.

Holly Springs town spokesman Mark Andrews said Sunday that a water line from a Harnett County plant broke. It was the only source of water for the town, although officials were able to quickly restore a previous connection to Raleigh's water system.

Andrews said the town can get about 1.2 million gallons per day from the Raleigh system, but that's only about one-third of what the area normally uses. He said officials don't expect the Harnett line to be restored for 24 to 48 hours and are asking people to use water for only cooking and drinking.

Fuquay-Varina declared a state of emergency and temporarily banned water irrigation. That town also gets water from Harnett County but has backup sources from Raleigh and Johnston County.


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