Thursday, November 30, 2023

Boil water advisory issued for Monkey Junction neighborhood

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)
A boil advisory has been is in place for the Silver Lake community. (Port City Daily/File)

WILMINGTON — Effective Wednesday, Nov. 23, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority issued a boil water advisory for the Silver Lake community in the southern part of the county.

There is a water main leak in the area affecting roughly 100 CFPUA customers; crews are trying to restore water service as quickly as possible.

Those affected live in the 826 to 835 stretch of Lorraine Drive, all of Musevale Drive, all of Manteo Court, all of Arrow Court, all of Bellwood Court, and all of Arnold Road.

CFPUA has noted there could be periods of low or no pressure in the water distribution system. This may increase potential for back siphonage, in effect causing bacteria to enter the water system.

Customers using tap water should boil it for one minute and allow to cool before consuming. Water does not need to be boiled for showering.

CFPUA will have a lab test the water to ensure it’s safe to drink before lifting the advisory.

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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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