A boil water advisory will remain in effect for people in Windham and Willimantic until at least Saturday, according to town officials.
The advisory was issued after a major water main break Thursday night.
The break happened behind United Abrasives on Boston Post Road, according to the North Windham Fire Department.
Residents in the area are being told to boil their water or use bottled water for drinking or cooking.
Restaurants have been told not to open until Windham Water Works can determine the water is safe to drink.
The town has sent samples to a lab to have them tested.
All of North Windham remains under a boil water advisory. According to Windham Water Works, the advisory will not be lifted until the department receives clean water results.
The areas still under the boil water advisory are:
• Boston Post Road (From the NAPA & Olympic Pizza area to Tractor Supply)
• Hilltop Dr.
• Sky Line Dr.
• Tuckie Rd.
• Country Club Estate Mobile Home Park
• Northridge Dr. ( Including Wendy’s & Walmart)
• Club Rd.
• Windham Heights
• Stonegate Manor Mobile Home Park
According to Michael Turgeon, Superintendent of Windham Water Works, the advisory is precautionary. Thursday night’s break has been isolated, water pressure has returned, but the department is waiting on test results to make sure the water is safe.
Illiano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in North Windham remains under the boil water advisory. They were forced to close Friday. Owner, Anthony Basileo, told NBC Connecticut that Friday is one of their busiest days.
“And unfortunately we have catering orders today which we had to postpone. So it’s really affecting us bigtime,” said Basileo. “There’s nothing we can do. Just hope for the best.”
Windham Water Works expects to receive the water test results by Saturday morning.