HAMPSTEAD – Pender County Utilities (PCU) water customers in the area of Factory Road, Majestic Oaks Subdivision, 1st Street, 2nd Street, Lea Drive, Howards Channel Drive, and all of Salter’s Haven will be without water beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 until Wednesday, Aug. 12 at approximately 3 a.m.

The water outage is necessary for North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) can move the water line on Factory Road to allow the enlargement of the stormwater culvert to aid in stormwater conveyance.

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,” said James Proctor PCU Water and Sewer Supervisor. “Therefore, consumers in the area 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.”

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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