A boil water advisory has been rescinded Tuesday, March 28, for customers at 2601 and 2609 Castle Hayne Road and all customers in the Riverside community. Water service in the area is back to normal operation.
A boil water advisory has been issued for customers at 2601 and 2609 Castle Hayne Road and all customers in the Riverside community, effective immediately, Monday, March 27.
The advisory was issued as Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews are working to restore water service to 50 residential customers and 10 commercial customers. The outage occurred after lightning struck a water main near Advance Auto Parts, 2609 Castle Hayne Road.
Periods of low or no pressure in the water distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.
When under a boil water advisory, customers are asked to boil their water for one minute, then allow it to cool prior to consumption. They also may use another water source such as bottled water.
Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing, pet consumption, and the preparation of baby formula. Customers do NOT need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.
Before a boil water advisory is lifted, CFPUA lab staff test the water to ensure it is safe to drink.