Lumberton restores some water service; residents should conserve, boil water
By Red Springs Citizen, originally posted on October 16, 2016
LUMBERTON — Water service has been restored to some parts of Lumberton as crews make repairs to the city’s water plant, which was flooded following Hurricane Matthew and shut down.
Water started flowing from some Lumberton faucets on Friday, as the city tried connecting its water to system to the county’s, which has some leaks but is functioning and providing safe drinking water to most county residents.
On Saturday, massive pumps were able to drain enough water near the city’s Lowery Road water plant to give crews access to the facility.
“The city has made partial repairs to the water plant and will slowly pressurize the system,” said a CodeRED alert sent Sunday. “A boil water advisory is in effect. Please boil the water before consuming or use bottled water. You may continue to experience pressure variances over the next several days while the system is being fully restored. Additionally, a conservation notice is in effect and water shall be used for essential purposes only.”