New Bern Fixes Water Break; Boil Advisory Remains

New Bern says water is being restored to its downtown, after a major water break happened yesterday.

The city says an emergency repair was completed this morning around 1 a.m.

Because of the break, customers should still boil their water for one minute. That includes water used for cooking, brushing teeth, making ice or even washing your hands.

The areas impacted now include downtown areas bound by the Neuse River, Broad Street, and Queen Street .

The city still strongly urges consumers to conserve water whenever possible.

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Water Break Will Dry Up Downtown New Bern
Posted: 10/16/2007

Much of downtown New Bern will be dry tonight because of a major water line break.

Emergency repairs will begin tonight at 10 pm and last until early Wednesday morning. The city says because of the repair, water pressure in much of the downtown area will be low, or non-existent.

The city says restaurants, hotels, and all bed and breakfast owners should notify their guests immediately to minimize any inconvenience.

Because of the drop in pressure, any water that does flow should be boiled for one minute before being used for drinking, cooking, washing hands, etc.

The areas impacted are an area outlined by Queen Street from the Neuse River to First Street, from First Street to the Trent River and include the entire downtown area of New Bern.