System pressure advisory for Vineyard Trace subdivision

Pender County Utilities (PCU) customers in the Vineyard Trace Road Subdivision, off Richard Switch Road will be temporarily turned off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. The water service will be shut off for approximately two hours, to conduct a water main extension.

“Water service will be returned upon completion of the work,” said James Proctor, PCU superintendent.

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 impacted service area are advised to boil all water used for human consumption,” Proctor said. “This includes drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation. or use bottled water until this advisory is lifted.”

Proctor said the advisory will be in effect for a minimum of 24 hours.

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

Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.

Planned water outage, Feb. 26

Pender County Utilities is conducting a planned water outage on Vineyard Trace off US 421 on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. Water should be out of service for two hours, while the water line extension is tied into the existing water system.

Updates will continue upon completion.

 

Rezoning of Jamestown Sand Mine conditional rezoning on agenda April 7

The Pender County Planning Board voted on Feb. 19 to continue the Jamestown Sand Mine Conditional Rezoning and Marketplace at the Preserve Master Development Plan to their regularly scheduled April 7 meeting, 7 p.m.

The planning board also voted to amend their meeting schedule in order to hold the April 7 meeting at the Hampstead Annex. This decision was made in order to meet statutory requirements for public notice of public hearings and in order to help facilitate the public’s ability to provide input on these projects.

Visit the Pender County Planning and Community Development Department’s website at www.pendercountync.gov/pcd/ for more information.

Winter weather advisory brings delays, cancellations on Feb. 21

Pender County Government issues 2-hour delay

PENDER COUNTY – Due to the winter weather advisory, Pender County government offices will operate on a 2-hour delay on Friday, Feb. 21.

Pender County government offices will open at 10 a.m. Friday morning.

The Pender County Board of Elections has delayed One Stop early voting on Feb. 21 until noon.

The Holly Shelter Shooting Range will close tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 21. The shooting range staff anticipates reopening this weekend. If you have any questions regarding the range, contact 910-259-1330.

 

North Carolina Now has a Coronavirus Helpline

Nurses and pharmacists handling the calls can help people know:

  • How coronavirus is spread
  • Whether or not a person is at risk
  • What precautions can be taken to prevent the spread of the virus
  • What the symptoms of coronavirus are
  • What to do if coronavirus is suspected

North Carolina Poison Control is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to monitor coronavirus concerns in our state. Currently, there have been no reported cases in North Carolina.

If you have traveled to China recently and are wondering about the likelihood of infection, call the helpline at 1-866-462-3821. You can also visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html for more information.

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Hampstead System Pressure Advisory Rescinded

HAMPSTEAD – Pender County Utilities (PCU) rescinded the Feb. 11, System Pressure Advisory issued to water customers along Dogwood Lane and adjacent roads off Dogwood Lane.

Bacteriological analysis results of drinking water samples collected after completion of the water system repair on Thursday, Feb. 13 show no coliform bacteria present.

“The system has resumed normal operations, and you may use the water without boiling,” James Proctor, PCU superintendent, said. “Additional flushing was performed in this area on Friday to help remove trapped air and any loose sediment from the repairs.”

Proctor requested residents in the affected area to please remove and clean strainers on faucets in your house to also remove any potential debris.

The system pressure advisory is hereby rescinded Feb. 14.

Pender County offices closed Monday, Trash Convenience sites open

BURGAW – Pender County government offices are closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of President’s Day.

The transfer station scale house and trash convenience centers are open regular hours.

All county ffices will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8 a.m.

The Pender County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m. at the Hampstead Annex, 15060 US Hwy 17.

Hampstead water main repaired

HAMPSTEAD – The water main break in the Dogwood Lane vicinity has been repaired, according to Pender County Utilities (PCU).

Bacteria samples have been collected. PCU should receive test results Friday, Feb. 14.

“The water system pressure advisory continues to remain in place,” said James Proctor, PCU superintendent. “Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.”

Approximately 100 homes are affected Proctor added.

“Therefore, consumers in the area noted above are advised to boil all water used for human consumption – including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation,” said Proctor. “Or use bottled water until this advisory is lifted.”

Vigorous boiling for 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.

Pender County Emergency Management sent a CodeRed alert to impacted homes.

Water main break impacts 100 Hampstead residences

HAMPSTEAD – Pender County Utilities’ water customers on Dogwood Lane in Hampstead and all side roads and neighborhoods off Dogwood Lane are impacted by a water main break.

“Water was temporarily turned off to conduct a water main repair in the area around 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11. A temporary repair was made tonight,” said James Proctor, Pender County Utilities superintendent.

A planned outage starting at 10 a.m. for repairs in the service area will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12.

“Approximately 100 homes are affected,” said Proctor.

Water service was returned following the completion of the temporary 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 area noted above are advised to boil all water used for human consumption – including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation,” said Proctor. “Or use bottled water until this advisory is lifted.”

The advisory will be in effect for a minimum of 48 hours.

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

Water service will be interrupted again on Wednesday, starting at 10 a.m.

Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.

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