Drinking Water & Wastewater Systems Report Few Problems From Arthur

The Division of Water Resources reports that public water supply systems and wastewater treatment systems remain operational with no significant incidents reported, and no boil water advisories yet needed.

Several of the coastal drinking water systems went on generator power as Hurricane Arthur arrived, and there have been no reported problems with maintaining proper water pressure.

Hyde, Pamlico and Dare counties each have a plant on backup power.

The town of Aurora in Beaufort County is operating on stored water; the system can interconnect with the Beaufort County system if needed.

The Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo system in Dare County has a leak, but it is not affecting production of safe drinking water. There may be a temporary pressure drop during repairs.

None of the wastewater facilities have reported problems to emergency management or in conversations with staff, although some of the facilities along N.C. Highway 12 have been unable to confirm operational status due to limited access.

Due to general flooding on the sound side and ocean side of coastal communities, the N.C. Division of Water Resources advises caution when coming in contact with floodwaters. Stormwater can carry bacteria, toxic chemicals and other pollutants, as well as debris and other potential hazards, into the waterways.

State officials recommend limiting contact with floodwaters as much as possible, and keep pets safe from floodwaters as well.