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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Pender County water boil lifted after no bacteria found, mandatory conservation continues

While the boil advisory has been lifted for Hampstead, Scotts Hill, and southern Rocky Point, water restrictions are still in place. (Port City Daily photo/file photo)
While the boil advisory has been lifted for Hampstead, Scotts Hill, and southern Rocky Point, water restrictions are still in place. (Port City Daily photo/file photo)

BURGAW — The water boil advisory issued on Sunday has been rescinded for Pender County Utilities (PCU) customers in Hampstead, Scotts Hill, and south of 7390 N.C. 210 in Rocky Point.

“Bacteriological analysis results of our drinking water samples that were collected following the loss of water pressure show no coliform bacteria,” PCU director Kenny Keel said. “Pender County Utilities water customers may use the water without boiling.”

According to county spokesperson Tammy Proctor, the mandatory water restrictions issued on Sunday remain in effect. Keel said PCU customers in Hampstead, Scotts Hill, and southern Rocky Point should continue conserving water.

All non-essential uses of drinking water are banned while garden and landscape irrigation must be reduced to “the minimum amount necessary for survival,” according to Proctor.

“Customers are urged to wash clothes in full loads only,” Proctor said.

Pender County Parks and Recreation, which operates on a separate water system, is also conserving water at each of the county’s parks.

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