Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Section Of Onslow County

Officials say that a boil water advisory has been lifted for a section of Onslow County

"Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected from Onslow Water and Sewer Authority on Saturday, June 1, 2013, water users affected are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water used for human consumption. The system has resumed normal operations."

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A boil water advisory has been announced for a section of Onslow County.

Officials with ONWASA say that customers may experience periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to emergency repairs to a water line on Holly Ridge Road.

Those who are affected are consumers on Holly Ridge Road from Tar Landing Rd. to Holly Ridge including Summerhouse, Morris Landing Rd., Hardison Rd., and Stump Sound Church Rd., and on Holly Ridge Rd. from Tar Landing Rd. to the dead end of Tar Landing Rd. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

The Division of Water Resources advises that as the water is restored, the affected consumers should boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes or food preparation) or use bottled water. It is not necessary to boil water for showering or bathing.

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

No time table was given for when the repairs will be completed.

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