Hurricane Season Ends Today – November 30, 2017

The catastrophic Atlantic hurricane season officially ends today. Ten hurricanes ripped through the Atlantic this year, causing major damage in Texas, Florida, the islands, and Puerto Rico.  One storm even went as far as Ireland.

Fortunately, Pender County came through the hurricane season unscathed, especially after last year’s Hurricane Matthew.  Let’s hope the upcoming winter season is a little quieter.

 

Press Release – Routine Maintenance on Water Tanks

PRESS RELEASE

October 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact Pender County Utilities, 910-259-1570

 

Routine maintenance set for Pender Utilities water storage tank

HAMPSTEAD – Pender County Utilities will begin routine maintenance on the Hampstead elevated storage tank, located near Topsail High School.

“The tank will be drained to allow access for maintenance,” said Bryan McCabe, Interim Director of Pender County Utilities.

Although the Hampstead storage tank will be out of service for up to three weeks, Pender County Utilities does not foresee any immediate issues of concern or loss of service. The Topsail Elevated Storage Tank will still be in service to provide fire protection in the event of an emergency.

“It is possible residents in the Hampstead and Scotts Hill areas may experience less water pressure or a possible episode of discolored water,” said McCabe.

For more information regarding water service in Hampstead and Scotts Hill, please call Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.

 

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Press Release – Boil Water Notice Rescinded – September 22, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Sept. 21, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact Pender County Utilities, 910-259-1570

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

ROCKY POINT – Pender County Utilities has rescinded the low pressure and boil water advisory which was issued Sept. 20 for customers in the central and western areas of Pender County.

“Bacteriological analysis results of drinking water samples collected yesterday from this water system show no coliform bacteria present,” said Bryan McCabe, interim public utilities director. “They system has resumed normal operations and you may use the water without boiling.”

The affected areas include NC Highway 11 (Willard), along Highway 117 from the Duplin County Line south to the New Hanover County line, and west of Highway 117 to US 421 served by Pender County Utilities, known as the Rocky Point/Topsail Water & Sewer District.

For additional information, call Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.

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Press Release – Boil Water Notice – September 20, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Sept. 20, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact Pender County Utilities, 910-259-1570

Boil Water Notice, System Pressure Advisory in Central and Western Pender County

ROCKY POINT – Pender County Utilities Water customers in the central and western areas of Pender County are experiencing periods of low pressure or outages due to a water main break along east Montague Road. This may continue for the next 8 to 10 hours until approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20.

“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 Bryan McCabe, interim public utilities director.

“The Rocky Point/Topsail Water System and the NC Division of Water Resources advise when water is restored, consumers boil all water used for human consumption,” said McCabe. “This includes drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.”

If customers do not boil water, they are advised to use bottled water.

The affected areas include NC Highway 11 (Willard), along Highway 117 from the Duplin County Line south to the New Hanover County line, and west of Highway 117 to US 421 served by Pender County Utilities, known as the Rocky Point/Topsail Water & Sewer District.

Water service will be returned to customers as soon as possible upon completion of the repair work.

Vigorous boiling for 1- minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

For additional information, call Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.

 

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Press Release – Pender County residents urged to stay alert to effects of Hurricane Irma

Press Release

Sept. 8, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: County Manager Randell Woodruff, 910-259-1200

Pender County residents urged to stay alert to effects of Hurricane Irma

PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County Office of Emergency Management urged residents remain alert for possible wind gusts, storm surge, rainfall, and downed trees from Hurricane Irma.

“We are monitoring the track of Hurricane Irma,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency Manager. “We may experience Irma’s effects beginning Sunday night and Monday. We may experience the effects of the storm without taking a direct hit.”

Irma is a powerful storm that is pushing water. We could experience a tidal surge up to 2-ft.”

According to the National Weather Service, Pender County should see elevated risks of wind, storm surge, and possible tornadoes.

“Residents along the coast and sounds should anticipate a tidal surge,” Collins said.

Pender County residents have prepared well for Hurricane Irma, he said.

“We need residents to remain alert for effects of Hurricane Irma,” Collins said. “At this time the Pender County Emergency Operations Center is not fully activated.”

Residents may register for CodeRed, the county’s emergency alert system, at http://www.penderem.com.

Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at facebook.com/penderem and on the website http://www.penderem.com.

If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.

 

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