The Appalachian

Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

The+Appalachian+Online
Back to Article
Back to Article

Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

The Appalachian Online

The Appalachian Online

The Appalachian Online

The Appalachian Online

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Boone water users are advised to boil their water after a water main breakage this morning.

Public Works director Rick Miller said there was an 8 inch water break between 7 and 7:30 a.m. The town was required to send the 24-hour advisory because the water pressure dropped below 20 psi.

Townspeople are advised to boil their water for a minute before consumption.

According to a statement released by the Town of Boone Public Works department this morning, the main break caused a drop in pressure that could have caused a back siphon, which could contaminate the water with bacteria.

Miller said some off-campus Appalachian State buildings are affected, namely the Appalachian Panhellenic Hall and the Alumni Center. Appalachian State’s campus is on a separate water supply from the town, but the following buildings on-campus have been affected: Human Resources, University Hall, Business Affairs Annex, Physical Plant/State Farm Recreation area, Charleston Forge, Panhellenic Hall, Poplar Grove Daycare, McKinney Alumni Center, Estes House, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Legends and Beasley Media Complex.

Miller said samples have been collected since 9 a.m. and will be sent off to be tested for contamination. If the results come back clean by about noon tomorrow, then the advisory will be lifted. Otherwise it will be extended for another 24 hour period.

Miller said there is currently no way to know if and to what extent there is contamination until the lab results come back.

Story by: Staff Reports

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Left
  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    New hotel in downtown Boone offers jobs and internships to App State students

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    App State alumnus Brock Long resigns as FEMA administrator

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    Voter fraud a priority for newly appointed Board of Elections member Stella Anderson

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    Stacy Eggers: Lawyer, Boone native and Board of Visitors member

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Boone Appetit

    Local grocery store stays in business for students despite losing money

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    ASC Center helps local schools talk about mental health

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    Gov. Cooper appoints App State professor to NC Board of Elections

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    Appalachian Climate Action Collaborative holds first kickoff event

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    New River Conservancy receives funds to fix erosion in Greenway Park

  • Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination

    Community

    Faculty and student led Appalachian Climate Action Collaborative fights climate change

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of Appalachian State University
Water main break causes potential bacterial contamination