System Pressure Advisory!
The water consumers of Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU) in Brunswick County, from the intersection of Highway 211 and Highway 17 (at Supply) westward to the intersection of Highway 17 and Old Shallotte Road (west of Shallotte), are experiencing periods of low pressure in the distribution system due to a power outage that affected water pumps that serve this area. This also includes areas served by BCPU water lines on streets which connect to this section of Route 17 between Supply and Shallotte. This does not include water customers of the Town of Shallotte. 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, Brunswick County Public Utilities and the Division of Water Resources advises that 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 (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.
This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.
This advisory issued on July 8, 2016, by:
Brunswick County Public Utilities
Public Water Supply Section
Division of Water Resources
cc: Regional Engineer, PWSS, Wilmington Regional Office
Brunswick County Health Department