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Posted on: September 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Upgrades to Water Infrastructure Cause CFPUA to Issue A Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

Upgrades to Water Infrastructure Cause CFPUA to Issue A Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

Wilmington, NC – Due to work related to the installation of a new stormwater pipe, CFPUA advises customers to boil their drinking water in the following areas. Water customers at the addresses listed below will experience periods of low pressure and/or outages in the distribution system on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 starting at 9 am. This advisory is for:

  • 600 through 1200 blocks of North Kerr Avenue
  • 4500 & 4600 blocks of New Centre Drive
  • All of Alandale Drive
  • All of Sagedale Drive
  • All of Shortfin Drive
  • All of Angelfish Lane Minnow Way
  • All of Crawdad Court
  • All of Amber Jack Drive
  • All of Sunglow Drive
  • All of Crimson Court
  • All of Tabor Lane
  • All of Indica Court

Customers in other parts of CFPUA service areas are not affected and do not need to boil their water.

Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system. CFPUA customers in the above described area are asked to boil their water for one minute, allow it to cool prior to consumption, and store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover. Customers can also utilize another water source such as bottled water.

Affected customers should use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for:

  • Drinking.
  • Brushing teeth.
  • Washing fruits and vegetables.
  • Preparing food and baby formula.
  • Making ice.
  • Giving to pets.

Customers do NOT need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing. 

The CFPUA is working diligently to complete this upgrade. The resulting Precautionary Boil Water Advisory shall be in effect until water quality testing has occurred and service is returned to normal. When testing is completed, typically within 24 hours, and service is returned to normal, the advisory will be lifted.

This boil water advisory is a precaution. To limit risk, customers should follow the instructions contained in this release. If customers have any questions concerning the precautionary boil water advisory, call CFPUA Utility Services at 910-332-6738.

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