HAMPSTEAD – Pender County Utilities (PCU) rescinded the system pressure advisory for water customers starting at 1827 Washington Acres Rd. on the east side of Hammocks Watch to the end of Washington Acres Road, effective today, March 12.

Bacteriological analysis results of drinking water samples collected after completion of the water system repair on Thursday, March 11 show no coliform bacteria present, said James Proctor, PCU superintendent.

The system has resumed normal operations, and you may use the water without boiling,” Proctor said.

Additional flushing was performed in this area on to help remove trapped air and any loose sediment from the repairs.

Proctor urges affected homeowners to remove and clean strainers on faucets in your house to also remove potential debris.

Approximately 20 residences experienced water service disruption after a waterline in the Washington Acres area was damaged by a contractor on March 11.

PCU customers should call 910-259-1570 with questions during regular office hours. For water main breaks or other emergencies, call 910-471-1041.

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