Monday, June 27, 2022

Scheduled water outage to take place in Southport

A water outage is planned in the Southport area on Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Port City Daily/File photo)

SOUTHPORT — There is a planned water outage for residents in the Southport area this week.

Construction will take place at 4443 to 4467 Maritime Oak Dr. SE and at 4212 to 4244 Wax Myrtle Ct. SE in the Cottage at Mariner’s Pointe on Wednesday. It will affect Brunswick County Public Utilities water customers, as a planned outage will be scheduled Mar. 30, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., according to a Brunswick County press release.

In the event of inclement weather, the construction and water outage will be rescheduled. Water outages in a distribution system can increase the possibility for back siphonage to occur, as well as the introduction of bacteria into the water. 

Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources is advising consumers boil all water that will be consumed for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food — or to use bottled water altogether during this time.

A one-minute boil should kill any disease-causing bacteria that appears in the water during and right after the water outage.

More questions can be sent to Adam Seller from Brunswick County Public Utilities by calling 910-253-2657.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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