HAMPSTEAD – Pender County Utilities rescinded the Aug. 11 system pressure advisory issued to its water customers along in the area of Factory Road, 1st Street, 2nd Street, Lea Drive, Howards Channel Drive, and all of Salter’s Haven.

“Bacteriological analysis results of drinking water samples collected after completion of the water system upgrade on Wednesday, Aug. 12 show no coliform bacteria present,” said James Proctor, PCU water and sewer superintendent. “The system has resumed normal operations as of 9 am and you may use the water without boiling.”

“Additional flushing was performed in this area to help remove trapped air and any loose sediment from the repairs,” said James Proctor, PCU water and sewer superintendent. “Please, remove and clean strainers on faucets in your homes to also remove any potential debris.”

The system pressure advisory is hereby rescinded today, August 13, 2020.


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