UPDATE: Water main break fixed, boil water advisory still in place for island’s south end

by Terry Lane, originally posted on June 16, 2016


The water main break reported this morning in Wrightsville Beach has been repaired by the town’s public works department. However, the town advises that residents on the south end of the island continue to boil water until further notice.

The affected area includes residents and businesses on both Waynick Boulevard and South Lumina Avenue south of Stone Street and Causeway Drive.  The town recommends boiling water for all human consumption, including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation. Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms. Alternatively, affected individuals may also use bottle water for human consumption. Boiling water or use of bottled water is highly recommended for infants below the age of six months and pregnant women.

Wrightsville Beach officials gave no notification of when the boil water notice would be withdrawn.

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