Water line near Carson High breaks

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 6, 2011

Staff report
Jesse Carson High School students drank bottled water — and the school system brought in tanks of water so they could go to the bathroom — after a nearby water line broke Wednesday morning.
The water line broke near Interstate 85. It had been repaired and everything at the school was back to normal by 1 p.m.
Although Carson was affected by the incident, school officials said the impact was minimal.
“Everything is operating as normal,” Rita Foil, public information officer for the Rowan-Salisbury School System, said about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
School maintenance crews brought in tanks that hold up to 1,000 gallons of water to allow students to flush toilets and wash their hands.
“Students do have access to facilities on the first and second floors of the school,” Foil said.
Bottled water was delivered to the school for drinking purposes and cafeteria services were not affected.
Foil said principal Kelly Withers sent out a ConnectED message to all parents to advise them of the situation.
“It’s just a problem that we have to deal with,” Foil said.