BEAUFORT COUNTY: Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Officials say the boil water advisory for Beaufort County has been lifted.

Officials say it is safe for people to drink the water.


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Beaufort County leaders say water has now restored to customers who live south of the Pamlico River.

The county says there may be some dis-colorization with the water and you should boil all water before human consumption.


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The Beaufort County Emergency Operation Center reports water to the south side of the Pamlico River will resume sometime Monday afternoon.

WITN has learned workers started Monday morning with getting generators on line to start treating water and distributing it customers.

The Interim Beaufort County Manager, Jim Chrisman says there is boil water advisory in effect until further notice. This order does NOT apply to the Town of Aurora or Chocowinity.

Boil water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation.

Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and cooled before using.

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In Beaufort County 2600 customers who live south of the Pamlico River are still without water.

Interim County Manager Jim Chrisman says they have two generators to help get the Southside Treatment Plant get back online.

For now residents can bring containers to the Chocowinity ballfield to get at least two days supply of water for each person in the household.

Chrisman says once water is restored there's a boil water advisory until further notice. This does not apply to residents in the towns of Aurora and Chocowinity.


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Jim Chrisman, interim Beaufort County manager, says there is a boil water advisory for the north side of the Pamlico River in the areas of Sidney, Pamlico Beach, Schrams Beach and all roads south of Pungo Creek and east of Yeatsville Road, Burbage Road, Ransomville and Kelly Road.

Those areas are currently without water right now. When water service is restored, residents should boil water for at least one minute before consuming.

There is also a boil water advisory for Beaufort County water users on the south side of the river. Customers who are on the town of Chocowinity's water system do not have to boil their water.

Chrisman reported at 10:15 a.m. Sunday that most of the county remained without power.

Residents can go to the town of Chocowinity ball field and fill up containers. Officials recommend that residents on the south side of the river fill at least two days worth of containers. They don't know if that means water will be off that long, but just as a precaution.

Crews have gone to Aurora and back, but there was limited travel to that area early this morning.

Chrisman confirms extensive storm surge flooding in Aurora and other areas. A lot of secondary roads are still blocked. Chrisman reports the majority of flooding has receded.

There are still two shelters open in Beaufort County, at P.S. Jones Middle School and Washington High School.

The City of Washington has been able to restore some power.


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The water has gone down along the river in Beaufort County in many areas, but some folks are still dealing with flooding.

Photos taken in the River Acres community along River Road showed the scene earlier this afternoon. By 5 p.m., that water was nearly gone.
River flooding went down in many spots as quickly as it came up.

At one point, the river was approximately two feet below the top of the boat lift, you couldn't see the pier and the water is also over the bulkhead.

Power is out in much of Washington and many places in Beaufort County.

There are reports of possible flooding and wind damage at Bath Elementary School as well as other structures flooded in Bath, but emergency officials say those reports are not confirmed. As soon as DOT certifies the roads okay, they will go out to evaluate.

There is also flooding in Belhaven and Aurora, according to Beaufort County officials.


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