Water customers of Pender County Utilities, in Pender County, including Moore’s Creek Water District, Central Pender Water District, and Rocky Point/Topsail Water District west of 7390 NC Highway 210 are advised that due to a water main break and other Hurricane Dorian related failures, water service is currently unavailable or at below normal pressures as of late Thursday September 5, 2019 and Friday September 6, 2019.  This notice includes all areas served with water by Pender County Utilities west of  Interstate 40, as well as areas along and adjacent to NC 53 east of Burgaw, and areas along NC 210 north and west of 7390 NC Highway 210 (Running Deer Landfill).  Water service will not be available or at reduced pressures until water main repairs are completed later today, Friday September 6thWe expect water to be off for most of today while repairs are performed.

Water service will be returned upon completion of the repair work, although it will take several more hours for the system to fully re-pressurize.  Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Therefore, consumers in the areas noted above are advised to boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water until this advisory is liftedThis advisory will be in effect for a minimum of 24 hours, but is likely to extend longer.

Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.

This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.