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Temporary water outage planned for Penderlea

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)
Pender County Utilities customers living west of Crooked Run Road and Highway 11 will be without water for a few hours, starting Friday at 10 p.m.

PENDER COUNTY — Residents living in the Penderlea area of Pender County will be without water for a few hours this weekend.

Pender County Utilities has scheduled a water outage for customers west of Crooked Run Road and Highway 11, starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. Water will be out for approximately six to eight hours as bridge contractors work to locate a water main that crosses under the creek on Highway 11.

While PCU intends to restore water as quickly as possible, a boil advisory will be in effect for roughly 24 to 48 hours after it returns.

To prepare for the outage, customers can:

  • Fill pots with water for cooking
  • Fill potable water containers for drinking; 1 gallon per person per day
  • Fill some buckets of water for flushing; a toilet will flush when approximately a gallon of water is dumped into the bowl

During the outage, people should not turn on their faucets to prevent air from entering the house’s plumbing.

Following the outage, customers should boil all water — at a rolling boiling for 1 minute — used for human consumption, including drinking, ice making, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation. Pets should also receive the boiled water or bottled water until the advisory is lifted. Allow the water to cool before using.

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