School resumes in Fort Mill, but some precautions remain

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FORT MILL — A water main break that disrupted service to much of York County and caused Fort Mill schools to cancel classes today has been repaired and a normal schedule resumes Friday, according to an announcement by the Fort Mill School District.

“The district has been notified by the Rock Hill water service that repairs
to the water system have been completed. All schools and district facilities will operate on a normal schedule Friday, October 11,” the announcement says.

However, “The county remains under a boil water advisory. All water fountains will be closed and our cafeterias will operate using the boil water protocols provided by SC DHEC. A modified food menu will be used and information regarding the menu can be found in the student nutrition section of the district website. The district will supply bottled water to all facilities for drinking and all restrooms will be operational.”

A decades-old pipe under Cherry Road in Rock Hill burst, causing the disruption. The City of Rock Hill’s water department pumps water from Lake Wylie and distributes it to municipalities around York County, including Fort Mill an Tega Cay.

A boil water advisory remains in effect at least through Friday. Click here for guidelines and more information.

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