PENDER COUNTY – Water service is restored along 117 in Rocky Point. However, customers whose water service was turned off are under a boil water advisory.

“Once we had the water completely off, approximately a dozen customers were without water,” said Kenny Keel, Pender County Utilities director. “We should be able to lift the advisory on those customers in approximately 24 hours.”

A section of 12” pipe was split by an adjacent pine tree that encroached on the pipe over nearly 20 years of its growth.

The water service disruption began around 5:30 a.m. PCU was first made aware by calls from customers in the area with low water pressure. The break was near 4555 US 117 on a 12” main. The break was located and crews have worked today to restore service.

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