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Posted on: January 18, 2015


LIFTED: Precautionary Boil Water Advisories (PBWA) issued
for portion of Sea Spray Landing subdivision AND Governors Square Apartments LIFTED

CFPUA crews repaired broken water main, water service that required separate advisories for the following addresses:
All of Royal Bonnet Drive, Painted Spindle Court, Venus Court, Butter Clam Court, and the 400 Block of New Kent Drive; and all of Governors Square apartment complex


CONTACT: Mike McGill
(910) 332-6704
After Hours: (910) 622-8472

WILMINGTON, NC, January 18, 2015: The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) has LIFTED two precautionary boil water advisories (PBWA) put in place yesterday for a portion of the Sea Spray Landing subdivision and the Governors Square apartment complex.

Precautionary boil water advisories were issued for the two separate repairs because periods of low or no pressure increased the potential for the introduction of bacteria into the water system. CFPUA customers in the above described areas were asked to boil their water for one minute then allow it to cool prior to consumption or utilize another water source such as bottled water. Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing and the preparation of baby formula. Customers did NOT need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.

CFPUA is asking the media for assistance in getting out the word because of the number of addresses affected. CFPUA will also use the New Hanover County Emergency Notification System. Customers may also call into CFPUA’s new Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Information Line at (910) 332-6500 for details. The Precautionary Boil Water Advisories were in effect until water quality testing occurred and services were returned to normal. The lifting of the advisory will occur in one or more of the following ways: hand-delivered announcement, a post on, a recorded phone message at 332-6500, a phone notification from New Hanover County’s emergency alert system and/or a press release to area media outlets.

A precautionary boil water advisory is a public health announcement. When issued, the public should assume there is an elevated risk of their water being unsafe to drink. Advisories can be issued after: incidents that compromise the distribution system (ex. water main break); failure of/substantial interruption in water treatment processes that result in increased turbidity levels or particle counts; mechanical or equipment failure; violations of the total coliform rule or the turbidity standard of the surface water treatment rule; or a natural disaster.

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) was formed by the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County to combine their water and sewer operations. It began operations on July 1, 2008. Today, the Authority serves more than 67,000 water customer accounts and more than 65,000 wastewater customer accounts. It oversees more than 1,000 miles of water distribution mains and nearly 1,000 miles of sewer mains. For more information, visit or contact CFPUA’s Communications staff at

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