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Boil water advisory issued for Gordon Road, Lewis Creek communities

A boil water advisory has been issued for Gordon Road, pictured above, and the Lewis Creek communities. (Port City Daily/Preston Lennon)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — CFPUA has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for 4646 to 4806 Gordon Road, all of the Townes at Lewis Creek community, and all of the Palisades at Lewis Creek community, effective immediately Tuesday, February 20.

Crews are responding to a water main break in the area.

Approximately 200 CFPUA customers are impacted.

Periods of low or no pressure in the water distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

When under a boil water advisory, customers are asked to boil their water for one minute, then allow it to cool prior to consumption. Alternatively, they may use another water source such as bottled water.

Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing, pet consumption, and the preparation of baby formula. Customers do not need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.

Before a boil water advisory is lifted, CFPUA lab staff test the water to ensure it is safe to drink.

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