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Posted on: January 9, 2020

UPDATE: Boil water advisory rescinded for Sawmill Point

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A precautionary boil water advisory has been rescinded for Sawmill Point Condominiums at 1015 Nutt Street in downtown Wilmington. Drinking water service in the area has been returned to normal and notification will be hand-delivered by CFPUA staff to Sawmill Point management.

The precautionary advisory, which went into effect Monday evening, affected approximately 275 customers and is being issued so an outside contractor can make service modifications for a new development in the area. 

Periods of low or no pressure in the water distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

When under a boil water advisory, customers are asked to boil their water for one minute, then allow it to cool prior to consumption. They also may use another water source such as bottled water.

Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing, pet consumption, and the preparation of baby formula. Customers do NOT need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.

Before a boil water advisory is lifted, CFPUA lab staff test the water to ensure it is safe to drink.

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