A sewer line repair resulted in a main water line rupture this morning, causing most of Navarre High School to be without potable water.
NHS students were dismissed at 12:30 p.m. because of the water conditions.
"It is important to know that NHS has take all necessary steps to ensure that NHS students are not exposed to any possible contaminations associated with this accident," Princial Brian Noack stated in an email to parents.
Holley Navarre Water System responded early this morning to a call about a leaking sewer line that runs in front of the high school near the west parking lot.
According to on-site manager Mickey Broxson, the crew repaired the sewer line but in the process hit the 6-inch water line to the school.
The crew then repaired the damaged line, but when the water was turned back on, another leak sprung up about 20 feet away.
“The line was knocked loose during the repairs to the damaged line,” said Broxson.
The crew installed well points to drain the standing water and is in the process of repairing the loosened pipe.
"It should be fixed within the hour (by 1:30)," said Broxson, "as long as there are no more problems.