Water system pressure advisory Peanut Road in Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD – Pender County Utilities (PCU) water customers on Peanut Road in Hampstead from address 88 to 686 are advised that due to a water main break, water has been temporarily turned off to conduct a water main repair in the area to start at 1145 a.m., Friday Jan. 31.

“We expect water to be off for several hours while repairs are performed,” said James Proctor, PCU water and sewer superintendent.

Proctor said Ansco Cable Company plowed a cable in and hit the 6-inch main.

“The Pender County Utilities team has no other option, but to shut off the water services to approximately 12 services on Peanut Road, impacting homes between 88 to 686 Peanut Rd.,” said Proctor.

Water service will be returned upon completion of the work. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

“Therefore, consumers in the 88 to 686 blocks of Peanut Road are advised to boil all water used for human consumption – including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation- or use bottled water until this advisory is lifted,” said Proctor.

This advisory will be in effect for a minimum of 24 hours.

Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.

This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

 

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