Water back on at Augusta Regional Airport

Water back on at Augusta Regional Airport
Water main break on Doug Barnard Parkway

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The water is back on at Augusta Regional Airport after nearly 12 hours without water.

Officials at the Augusta Regional Airport told FOX 54 that around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, the airport received notification of a main water line break in the area. The break was on Doug Barnard Pkwy. and because of that, service to Augusta Regional Airport was interrupted.

We spoke with Augusta Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier, who told us what the difficulty was with fixing the break. “I’ve got a broken valve, until we can resolve that I’m not sure when we can get the water off. But once we get the water off, we’ll get the repair done pretty quick.”

One of the main concerns at airports is with fire safety. Lauren Smith with Augusta Regional Airport told us that wasn’t a concern with today’s outage. She says the airport’s fire trucks were already filled with water and they’ve kept in constant contact with Augusta-Richmond County Fire/EMA.

At around 6:45 p.m. that same day, service was restored. The airport is under a 24-hour boil water advisory. Passengers are once again able to use the restrooms, but water fountains are still off-limits until the advisory has ended.

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