UPDATE: Milledgeville water main break repaired, schools still closed Monday

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –  The water main break in Milledgeville was repaired around 8 p.m. Sunday night. There is still a boil advisory for all city water users.

The City of Milledgeville Water Department is pumping water into the system and waiting for volume and pressure increases. The water will be tested Monday morning and residents will be notified as soon as the results are ready, according to a news release from the water department.

All Baldwin County School District schools will be closed Monday as well as Georgia College and State University.

The schools will be closed because a water main broke over the weekend. Milledgeville Police Department spokeswoman Felicia Cummings said crews are expected to work throughout the night on a repair. The break was reported Saturday morning. It’s located on Blandy Road behind Oak Hill Middle School.

Baldwin School District officials will be meeting at noon to decide whether to open Tuesday, according to Cummings.

Other closures are listed below:

  • Central Georgia Technical College’s Milledgeville campus and Baldwin County Adult Education locations
  • Georgia Military College Prep School and all athletics are cancelled
  • Georgia Military College outdoor athletics are cancelled

Georgia Military College will be have regularly scheduled classes. Georgia Military College Prep School MOWR students are expected to be in College Class.

The broken water main is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels, according to a news release from the City of Milledgeville Water Department. This can cause a potential health hazard from back flow of unknown quality of water into the water distribution system.

City of Milledgeville water users are asked to boil their water before drinking it, cooking with it or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Residents are asked to continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, according to the news release.

The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce said people can pick up water at Oconee Regional Medical Center and the fire departments on Thomas Street and Dunlap Road Monday. Bottled water will be available at the fire departments, but you will need to bring your own containers if you want to get water from the hospital.

Residents are also asked to conserve water until the pipe is completely fixed.


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