Boil water advisory, system presssure advisory for Burnsville

by Jennifer Saylor, originally posted on July 19, 2016


YANCEY COUNTY, N.C. — Burnsville residents are advised that the town is experiencing low pressure and outages today, and to boil their water when water is restored.

Water consumers of Town of Burnsville in Yancey County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a water line break at US Hwy 19E and George’s Fork Road.

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 the Division of Water Resources advises that when water is restored consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

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

The office strongly urges water consumers to conserve water whenever possible. This advisory remains in effect until further notification is issued.

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