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.