Union County Public Schools has closed schools and offices today, citing the county being under a boil advisory due to the presence of E.coli in drinking water.
Parents can pick up their children from campus. Students not picked up will be transported back. After-school and athletic events are canceled, too.
The school district encouraged parents to visit the Union County Government website or social media channels for details about the boil advisory, but the website was down during the 7 a.m. hour. Union County posted the advisory on its social media networks around 7:40 a.m.
ALERT: All Union County Public Works customers are under a Boil Water Advisory effective immediately due to routine water samples showing the presence of E. coli in one area. The health and safety of our water customers is our top priority. MORE: https://t.co/jPZhL61TC3
— Union County NC (@UnionCountyNC) March 12, 2020
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“All Union County Public Works customers are under a Boil Water Advisory effective immediately due to routine water samples showing the presence of E. coli in one area,” said Liz Cooper, public communications manager for Union County. “We are working with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality on quality control measures. The health and safety of our water customers is our top priority.”
Tahira Stalberte, assistant superintendent for communications and community relations, returned a phone message about the water boil advisory from Union County Weekly with an email.
“You will receive information from the Union County Government Communications team soon about a press conference,” she wrote.
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