Water service restored, boil advisory in effect for portion of Surf City

A boil advisory is in effect for a portion of Surf City after an unexpected water service interruption last Wednesday night.
According to the Surf City Police Department Facebook page, crews were working on water lines near Atkinson Point Road.
A representative with Surf City Utilities said water service has been restored but a 48-hour boil advisory is in effect for the island portion of Surf City and a portion of the mainland.
Stay with this story as we get further details.
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CFPUA temporarily stops adding fluoride to water at treatment plant

“We have disabled some equipment,” said Styers.
When asked about how long the investigation will take, Styers was not able to provide an estimate.
“After we got our system back up and running yesterday, we did start to investigate at the plant the mechanical equipment,” said Styers.
How long were fluoride levels too high in drinking water?
Fluoride levels returned to below 2 mg/L at 9 a.m., according to CFPUA’s Director of Engineering Carel Vandermeyden.
“We take samples every four hours when the plant is in operation,” said Vandermeyden in an interview yesterday.
What do scientific experts say about fluoride in tap water?
“But for a few hours over the course of one day, I’m not worried for anybody.” Fluoride added to tap water has been proven to protect teeth from decay, according to David Howard, assistant health director with New Hanover County.
“The ranges of intakes producing these opposing effects are not far apart.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fully supports regulated fluoride in tap water to prevent tooth decay, writing that the safety and effectiveness have been shown by several scientific and public health organizations using study reviews and panels.
“Experts have weighed the findings and quality of available evidence and concluded that there is no association between water fluoridation and any unwanted health effects other than dental fluorosis,” according to the CDC.

Boil water advisory issued in Carolina Beach

Boil water advisory issued in Carolina Beach.
A boil water advisory has been issued for the 1700 block of Carolina Beach Ave. North, the 1500, 1600 and 1700 blocks of Canal Drive, Florida Ave., Georgia Ave., Virginia Ave., Oceana Way, Marina Street and Spinnaker Point.
Water consumers in the above described areas may experience periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a broken water main.
Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.
The Town of Carolina Beach and the NC Division of Environmental Health advise that when water is restored, consumers in these areas boil all water used for human consumption, including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice and washing hands, or use bottled water.
Vigorous boiling for a minute or two is sufficient.
Customers will be notified when testing is completed and service is returned to normal.
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