Boil water advisory issued for Atlantic Beach, all restaurants closed
Boil water advisory issued for Atlantic Beach, all restaurants closed.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Carteret County – A boil water advisory has been issued for Atlantic Beach, meaning around 30 restaurants had to close Friday afternoon for at least the next 24 hours, possibly longer.
Businesses and residents that get water from Atlantic Beach will have to have their water boiled.
G. David Jenkins, Health Director and Deputy Director of Human Services with the Carteret County Health Department issued a notice about the advisory.
It was issued after "exposure to E-coli, which was identified in the Atlantic Beach water supply."
The email states once the boil water notice is lifted, the restaurants can open immediately.
Water should be boiled for at least a minute before using, officials said.
In a post on the Atlantic Beach Facebook page, it states the town’s water system issued the boil water advisory "as a result of a faulty water sample taken this week."
The advisory applies to water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.