MARTIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A boil water advisory has now been lifted for one Eastern Carolina town.
Robersonville says water samples taken all come back free of coliform bacteria.
The advisory was enacted Friday after a repair on a water main caused loss of pressure in the water system.
The town says the water is okay to drink and that they have been able to restore capacity.
A boil water advisory has been issued for the town of Robersonville.
Town Manager Libby Jenkins said the advisory comes after a water leak repair in a water main caused loss of pressure in the water system.
Jenkins said the repair crew is working to restore water service as soon as possible.
Once water service is restored, and as a precaution, until testing can confirm the absence of coliform bacteria, you are advised to boil all water used for human consumption or use bottled water.
They recommend you bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation until further notice.
Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Once negative test results are received, the residents will be notified and the boil water notice will be rescinded.
Robersonville town leaders said they apologize for any inconvenience caused by the water leak repair that made the advisory necessary.