Press Release – Pender County Water Boil Advisory Lifted, Mandatory Conservation Continues – May 29, 2019

Pender County water boil advisory lifted, mandatory conservation continues

 

BURGAW – The water boil advisory has been rescinded for Pender County Utilities customers in Hampstead, Scotts Hill, and south of 7390 NC 210 in Rocky Point.

 

“Bacteriological analysis results of our drinking water samples that were collected following the loss of water pressure show no coliform bacteria,” said Kenny Keel, Pender County Utilities director. “Pender County Utilities water customers may use the water without boiling.”

 

The mandatory water restrictions remain in effect.

 

“Pender County Utilities customers in the Hampstead, Scotts Hill, and southern Rocky Point areas should continue conserving water,” said Keel.

 

All non-essential uses of drinking water are banned. Garden and landscape irrigation must be reduced to the minimum amount necessary for survival. Customers are urged to wash clothes in full loads only.

 

Pender County Parks and Recreation, which operates on a separate water system, is also conserving water at each of the county’s parks.

 

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Weather Advisory – May 28, 2019

…Another Very Hot Day Expected…
Temperatures this afternoon will range from 98 to 102 degrees
inland, to 95 to 98 degrees east of the ICW to the beaches.
This combined with moderate humidity, will result in heat indices
of 99 to 103 degrees this afternoon. The highest heat indices may
occur just inland of the coast, where the heat, and slightly
higher humidity overlap.
This type of heat, although short of heat advisory criteria, can
be dangerous during over-exertion, dehydration, or prolonged
exposure to the sun and heat.
Take frequent breaks if outside, stay hydrated, wear loose, light
colored clothing, and seek shade. Avoid over-doing it outside on
this holiday weekend, or if attending outdoor Memorial
observances.
Have water on hand if you will be spending time outside today.
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