Friday, June 14, 2024

Love Grove residents to experience temporary water shortages

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority customers residing in the Love Grove community will experience periods of no or low-water pressure, effective immediately. Crews are completing emergency repairs to a water main.

Approximately 120 customers will be impacted at the following addresses: the entire Love Grove community (Railroad Street to Creekfront Drive); the 800 and 900 blocks of Fanning Street; the 800 block of Anderson Street; the 800 and 900 blocks of North 10th Street; the 1000 block of Hall Street; and the 900 and 1000 blocks of North 11th Street.

Once water service is restored, it is recommended customers in the affected area boil all consumption water for at least one minute to avoid potential contamination. This includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing, pet consumption, and the preparation of baby formula.

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.

There is no need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.

A water boil advisory is in effect until CFPUA lab staff test the water to ensure it is safe to drink and lift the advisory.

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