UPDATE: Atlantic Beach lifts boil water advisory
UPDATE: Atlantic Beach lifts boil water advisory.
ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (WITN) – The town of Atlantic Beach lifted its boil water advisory 3 p.m. Saturday.
"The Atlantic Beach Water Department appreciates the patience and cooperation of our citizens and businesses and regrets the interruption of the water service," Walker said.
The boil water advisory went into effect Friday after a water sample showed E. coli in the water, the town said.
The advisory forced all restaurants in the town to close for almost 24 hours.
The advisory has caused all restaurants in the town to shut down.
People are being told to boil water for at least a minute before using it for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation.
They also must discontinue continental breakfasts or provide pre-packaged meals.
The town says it is looking at the water system and feels the bacterial contamination could’ve happened due to increased run-off entering the drinking water source, a break in the system, or faulty backflow prevention valves on people’s properties.
The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice, according to the town.