Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Water Pressure Restored; System Pressure Advisory in Place
Posted on Tuesday August 08, 2017

Water Pressure Restored; System Pressure Advisory in Place


Bolivia, NC – Water pressure has been restored to water customers of Brunswick County Public Utilities in the southern end of the county, though a system pressure advisory remains in place.

Water customers from Shallotte to the South Carolina state line experienced periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a break in a 24 inch water main in Shallotte that was discovered early Tuesday. In addition to affecting Brunswick County Public Utilities customers, this also affected customers of the town of Ocean Isle Beach and the town of Shallotte.

Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system. Therefore, Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources advise that affected consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

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

Water may have a milky or white appearance. This is caused by air in the lines and is not cause for concern. This should go away as water is flushed through pipes.

This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued. Water samples are being taken for testing and the results of this testing are expected late Wednesday.

This advisory issued on Aug. 8, 2017 by:

John Nichols

Brunswick County Public Utilities


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