Effective Oct. 22, the water outage has been corrected. Here is the official follow-up:
System Pressure Advisory RESCINDED
Pender County Utilities has rescinded the October 21, 2021System Pressure Advisory issued to its water customers along address 5200 Hwy 117 North to the end of the system.
Bacteriological analysis results of drinking water samples collected after completion of the water system repair show no coliform bacteria present. The system has resumed normal operations and you may use the water without boiling.
The system pressure advisory is hereby rescinded on October 22, 2021, 4:30pm
System Pressure Advisory!
Water customers of Pender County Utilities, in Pender County, living in the vicinity of 5900 Hwy 117 North to the end of the system towards Wallace had a water outage starting around 3:00pm on October 21,2021. A utility contractor on Hwy 117 hit the 10-inch water main setting a power line anchor. Water system has been isolated, and there is no water from 5900 Hwy 117 to the end of the system toward Wallace. The repair crew is in route and water service will be returned in 3 to 4 hours if there are no other problems encountered
Water service will be returned upon completion of the repair.
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) 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.
This advisory will go in effect on Wednesday 10-21-2021 4:00 pm. The advisory will be lifted when 24-hour testing comes back negative for Bac-T.