‘Large part’ of Fort Bragg impacted after water main break; boil advisory issued

Workers repairing a water main break at Fort Bragg on Friday (Joey McDonald/CBS North Carolina)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) — Fort Bragg officials are asking those on post to limit their water use and have issued a boil advisory after a water main broke Friday morning, according to a Facebook post by the military installation.

UPDATE: Water safe to drink at Fort Bragg after water main break

All non-mission essential personnel are being released while Womack Army medical center remains open for all scheduled appointments and visits.

According to the note, which was posted just before 7 a.m., crews on post are working to fix the water main, but it’s expected it will take hours to repair and get the water supply back.


Officials have asked everyone “to limit their use of water and to boil water for at least the next 24 hours.”

Officials told CBS North Carolina that a 32-inch pipe ruptured around 4:30 a.m. near Pope Army Airfield. The pipe that ruptured runs water into Fort Bragg, excluding the Linden Oaks area.

The post says that the priority is to “keep water flowing to mission critical areas.” Because of that, “water has been turned off to various areas.”

Womack Army Medical Center has “mission critical” clean water running to it.

Officials also announced that all Child Development Centers (CDCs) on base are now closed because of the water main break.

Parents have been told to pick up their children if they’re at a CDC.

“The safety and wellbeing of your children is of utmost importance,” officials wrote in a Facebook post.

Fort Bragg’s Facebook page has a list of open, closed or canceled facilities and programs:

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