Acting City Manager Glen Cummins said an 8-inch water line is being replaced and said the fix is expected to take about four hours.
“They have to turn the water off and replace the pipe, they can’t patch it,” Cummins said at 3 p.m.
Areas impacted by the advisory include the Whispering Hills neighborhood, Puckett Creek Drive off Honeydew Drive, Old Donaldson Road, Canton Road and Mill Street.
Cummins said about 125 residents had been notified of the boil water advisory by 3 p.m., out of 150 or 160 residents who are impacted by the water main break.
“We’ve sent out a code red to those who are registered,” Cummins explained, adding that residents would be sent another notification when the boil advisory is lifted.
Cummins said the water line had been repaired during cold weather earlier this year, but this time the pipe would need to be replaced.
“Apparently that break became bigger as time went on,” he said.