Monday, 10 January 2022 12:26

Richmond County to repair water line on Wednesday; loss of pressure expected

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

ROCKINGHAM — Some Richmond County water customers may experience low water pressure on Wednesday as crews work to repair a leak.

The Richmond County Water Department will have to temporarily shut off water at the intersection of Sandhill and Mispah roads on Wednesday to repair a leak on the main transmission line, Public Works Director Jerry Austin said in a press release posted to the county’s Facebook page on Monday.

Austin said the outage will affect customers from that intersection down Mizpah Road and will also include customers Loch Haven, Battley Dairy and Airport roads, and surrounding side roads, as well as a section of Rosalyn Road and U.S. 1 S.

Austin said crews expect the repair to take six to eight hours.

“Customers may experience low water pressure and possible temporary water outages during this time,” Austin said. “Also, once water service resumes, water may be temporarily discolored because of having to cut and repair this section of waterline. If this occurs, please run outdoor faucet or cold water to help clear up any discoloration.

“Our crews will work diligently to restore service as soon as we possibly can. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; however, we cannot hold off on these repairs and take the chance of the line completely blowing out which would result in a significant water outage.”