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Updated at 2:45 p.m. Sat, Feb 4, 2017

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority says its tap water is safe to drink. Officials say samples from across the service area tested safe Saturday afternoon. Though they're asking customers to use water sparingly as supplies remain low. The Orange County Health Department has lifted its Do Not Use order and hotels and restaurants are free to reopen. More information here.

Updated at 6:57 p.m. Fri, Feb. 3, 2017

Customers of the Orange Water and Sewer Authority are being told not to drink or use tap water for at least another 24 hours. That's according to emergency management and water officials.

Emergency water bottle donations are being accepted at the Chapel Hill Community Center.

UNC Hospitals has arranged for a water tanker.

The men's basketball game between UNC-Chapel Hill and Notre Dame - originally scheduled for Saturday evening - has been moved to 1 PM Sunday, in Greensboro.
 

Updated at 2:37 p.m. Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

The Orange Water and Sewer Authority is directing customers to stop using water immediately due to a water main break in Chapel Hill.