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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Boil water advisory lifted for customers in River Lights area

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A boil water advisory affecting customers in the River Lights area since Thursday evening has been rescinded, effective immediately.

The advisory was instituted as a precautionary measure after a break in a water main disrupted water service to 1,122 customers in the River Lights and River’s Edge communities and near Independence Boulevard between River Road and Carolina Beach Road.

Periods of low or no pressure in the 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. Alternatively, customers 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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