North Topsail Beach begins fire hydrant testing Thursday

North Topsail Beach residents may notice discoloration of the water in their homes during fire hydrant testing in April.

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH – North Topsail Beach residents may notice discoloration or sediments in their water this April as the fire department tests hydrants through the month.

The annual tests will commence on Thursday. The process includes opening the hydrants and allowing them to flow freely.

According to the town, this is necessary to clear sediment from the water mains for the routine maintenance and testing.


If residents notice discoloration or the presence of sediment in the water, they should not be alarmed. It is normal, safe and temporary, according to a town update.

“If you experience this, please flush all water fixtures within your residence,” the town stated.

North Topsail Beach has shared the following schedule:

Week 1 (April 1 – April 3)

April 1, 2021 – Island Drive (at the county line) – 3600 Block of Island Drive

April 2, 2021 – The intersection of New River Inlet Road and Cape Lane – the end of River Road

April 3, 2021 – Island Drive (at the county line) – 3600 Block of Island Drive

Week 2 (April 4 – April 10)

April 4, 2021- 3700 Block of Island Drive – North Topsail Beach Bridge and The intersection of Island Drive and New River Inlet Road – The intersection of New River inlet Road and Cape Lane

April 5, 2021- Island Drive (at the county line) – 3600 Block of Island Drive

April 6, 2021- 3700 Block of Island Drive – North Topsail Beach Bridge and The intersection of Island Drive and New River Inlet Road – The intersection of New River inlet Road and Cape Lane

April 7, 2021- The intersection of New River Inlet Road and Cape Lane – the end of River Road

April 8, 2021- 3700 Block of Island Drive – North Topsail Beach Bridge and The intersection of Island Drive and New River Inlet Road – The intersection of New River inlet Road and Cape Lane

April 9, 2021- The intersection of New River Inlet Road and Cape Lane – the end of River Road

April 10, 2021- Island Drive (at the county line) – 3600 Block of Island Drive

Week 3 (April 11 – April 17)

April 11, 2021- The intersection of New River Inlet Road and Cape Lane – the end of River Road

April 12, 2021- Island Drive (at the county line) – 3600 Block of Island Drive

April 13, 2021- 3700 Block of Island Drive – North Topsail Beach Bridge and The intersection of Island Drive and New River Inlet Road – The intersection of New River inlet Road and Cape Lane

April 14, 2021- Island Drive (at the county line) – 3600 Block of Island Drive

April 15, 2021- 3700 Block of Island Drive – North Topsail Beach Bridge and The intersection of Island Drive and New River Inlet Road – The intersection of New River inlet Road and Cape Lane

April 16, 2021-The intersection of New River Inlet Road and Cape Lane – the end of River Road

April 17, 2021- 3700 Block of Island Drive – North Topsail Beach Bridge and The intersection of Island Drive and New River Inlet Road – The intersection of New River inlet Road and Cape Lane

Week 4 (April 18 – April 21)

April 18, 2021- The intersection of New River Inlet Road and Cape Lane – the end of River Road

April 19, 2021- Island Drive (at the county line) – 3600 Block of Island Drive

April 20, 2021- The intersection of New River Inlet Road and Cape Lane – the end of River Road

April 21, 2021- Island Drive (at the county line) – 3600 Block of Island Drive


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