REIDSVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — A water main in Reidsville is in need of repairs after being bored into.

The city is asking residents to restrict their water consumption for the next several hours.

A contractor unaffiliated with Reidsville bored into a 24-inch water main on Scales Street, according to a City of Reidsville news release.

Crews are on the scene making repairs, however, the city’s water is limited to what is available in elevated storage tanks.

The City of Reidsville posted this message on its Facebook page:

“The City of Reidsville will be under a Boil Water Advisory until 12 noon on Thursday, October 6, which includes drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and in food preparation. Vigorous boiling of water for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water. Residents may experience periods of low pressure during this time. We continue to urge citizens to conserve water or to use bottled water until these problems are resolved.”

On Thursday, the boil water advisory was extended through Friday at noon, in order to give time to do necessary testing.

Due to the extended boil water advisory, Reidsville schools that were closed Thursday will operate on a three-hour delay.

“Due to the extension of the Water Boil Advisory for the City of Reidsville, the following RCS schools will be running on a three-hour delay on Friday, October 7 – Booker T. Washington Learning Center, Monroeton Elementary School, Reidsville Middle School, Reidsville High School, South End Elementary School, and Williamsburg Elementary School. 

Child Care will open at 10:00 a.m. at Monroeton Elementary School only. Preschool and Head Start at Reidsville High School and Head Start at Lawsonville and Elm Grove will remain closed. Rockingham County Schools STEM Academy and Rockingham Early College High School bus routes are scheduled to run on time.

We are asking all students to please bring at least one bottle of water with them to school on Friday. Water will be onhand if your child should need it.”