Friday, August 12, 2022

Surf City island residents discouraged from laundry during week-long flush of iron in water

The Surf City Public Works Department will be flushing its water lines and hydrants throughout the week, and discourages residents from washing clothes during this time. (Port City Daily photo/File)
The Surf City Public Works Department will be flushing its water lines and hydrants throughout the week, and discourages residents from washing clothes during this time. (Port City Daily photo/File)

SURF CITY — Residents of Surf City are discouraged from washing clothes until the end of the workweek as the Public Works Department begins a flush of hydrants and water lines.

According to an announcement to its website, the town said the purpose of the flush is to remove excess iron from the water lines. The directional flush is scheduled to begin Monday and last through Friday.

Residents may experience discolored water, according to the announcement, although the excess water poses no health risk, the town said.

“[B]ut residents are discouraged from washing clothes during this time,” according to the announcement. “Water should clear up through normal use. The area affected will be all Pender County Island Residents.”

But Kurt Polzer, director of the Topsail Beach Public Works Department, said on Monday that the water flush will not affect residents of Topsail Beach because its water system is not connected to Surf City’s water system. Surf City and Topsail Beach make up the two island towns of Pender County.

The water systems of each town are independent and are only connected during emergencies, according to Polzer.

A representative of Surf City’s Public Works Department could not be reached in time of publication of this article.


 

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