BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot County offices will be closed Friday while the Bangor Water District works to repair a water main break in the area of 97 Hammond St., county officials announced Thursday.

Bill Collins, county administrator, said the break was discovered Tuesday. In order to repair the main, crews will have to shut down the water service to the historic courthouse building and attached annex early Friday.

Because 97 Hammond St. is a public building, it must close for business if its bathrooms aren’t operational, according to Collins.

The offices of the registrar of deeds, probate, treasury and district attorney will all be closed to the public and clerical staff members.

Penobscot Regional Communications Center, the county’s emergency dispatch services located on the third floor, will continue to work throughout the day and night but will have to use bathrooms elsewhere.

Collins said the water outage would not affect nearby Penobscot County Jail.

“We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this creates to the general public and our employees,” Collins said.

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