Water returns to Charlestowne Subdivision in Madison, boil water advisory still in effect

Photo: WJTV
Photo: WJTV

UPDATE: 12/02/2016 05:04am Water is back on in the Charlestowne subdivision.  However, the Madison Police Department says that the boil water notice issued through the Department of Public Works is still in effect until further notice.


Original Story:

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) — A water line break is causing a water outage for a Madison neighborhood.

Madison Police tweeted that residents in the Charlestowne Subdivision with be without water for the next several hours.

The neighborhood is located near Old Canton Road and Hoy Road.

Crews from the city’s public works department are working to fix the issue.

City officials gave this statement about the water line break:

“An eight inch waterline developed a leak today along Old Canton Road at the entrance to Charlestowne Subdivision in Madison.  The leak was incidental to Old Canton Road construction.  During repair efforts by the city an additional joint of pipe failed requiring removal of a portion of the Old Canton roadway.  Old Canton Road will remain closed between Madison Avenue and Main Street until approximately noon Friday while repairs are being made.  The city public works staff is currently installing a new gate valve so that water service to Charlestowne Subdivision can be re-established.  Currently 15-20 homes are affected and are without water.”

Chad Wages, City of Madison Public Works Director

Public Works Director Chad Wages says he’ll get things cleaned up and safe along Old Canton Road ahead of the city Christmas parade on Saturday.

Madison’s annual Christmas Parade rolls through the city at 9 a.m. You can gather along Old Canton Road from Ridgecrest Baptist Church to Main Street and on to the Red Caboose to watch the festivity.

At the end of the parade, meet at the Red Caboose for the awards ceremony. The Mark of Excellence Award for the best entry in the parade will be given out by sponsor Trustmark Bank. Stay to hear the Voices of Madison Avenue sing favorite Christmas songs and for hot chocolate and cookies. Cheer on our parade grand marshals Madison Central High Soccer Coach Cecil Hinds and his award-winning boys’ and girls’ teams.  Inspired by our winning soccer teams, the theme is Madison Kicks Off the Happiest Season of All.

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