Water main break closes Lothian school

September 16, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Lothian Elementary School was closed yesterday after a water main break cut off the water supply to most of the school. The break was repaired yesterday, and the school will reopen today, said Principal Max Muller.

The break was discovered in the boiler room about 6 a.m. when a custodian came in and heard water running into a drain there. The school system announced the closing on local radio and television stations.

Buses did not show up, and teachers told parents who brought their children to the school parking lot that the school was closed.

The kitchen, the cafeteria, the office, and the hallway on which most classes for the school's 600 students are taught were without water.

County health regulations require that schools have water for bathrooms and food service.

The school system's plumbing division repaired the break in about four hours yesterday morning, Muller said.

Pub Date: 9/16/97

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