New Haven water main break repairs to impact Yale School of Nursing

Regional Water Authority crews work to repair a water main break near the Yale School of Nursing in New Haven (WTNH / George Roelefsen)
Regional Water Authority crews work to repair a water main break near the Yale School of Nursing in New Haven (WTNH / George Roelefsen)


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Yale School of Nursing is among several buildings in New Haven that will be impacted by a water shutdown later today after a water main break at the Church Street South housing complex Thursday morning.

At 8:10 a.m., officials from the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority spoke with News 8 to confirm that a water main break had occurred at Church Street South. Water crews spend almost four hours carefully excavating the asphalt to locate the rupture in the water main.

Just before noon, Regional Water Authority Communications and Outreach Manager Kate Powell spoke with News 8 to report that the field operations crew had successfully located the leak. The crew has begun installation of an insertion valve to isolated the leaking section of the water main.

According to Powell, the Regional Water Authority will shut down water service to the Yale School of Nursing as well as three residential buildings on Malcolm Court Thursday afternoon. It is unclear when service may be reinstated.

News 8 will post updates to this story as soon as they become available.

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