Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Boil water advisory for Hawthorne Road area

UPDATE: The precautionary advisory has been lifted.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Emergency repairs have been completed for a water valve break in the Hawthorne Road area of Wilmington. A boil waiter advisory is now in effect for around 300 Cape Fear Public Utility customers.

Residents located by Oleander Drive, Hawthorne Road/Forest Hills Drive, Country Club Road, Wrightsville Avenue and those living in Oleander Court Condominiums may experience periods of low or no pressure. There is also potential for back siphonage, which could come with bacteria in the water system.

Customers should boil their water for one minute and allow it to cool before consuming — drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, washing fruits and vegetables, etc. There is no need to boil water before showering or bathing.

Before CFPUA lifts a boil water advisory, lab staff tests the water to ensure it’s safe to consume.

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Shea Carver
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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