WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- CFPUA has issued a boil water advisory for hundreds of customers in the Landfall and Middle Sound Loop areas of New Hanover County after several water main breaks in the Ogden area.
CFPUA says this boil water advisory is being issued as a precaution because periods of low or no pressure increase the potential for the introduction of bacteria into the water system. Affected customers should boil their water for one minute then allow it to cool before consuming or using it, or they should use another source, like bottled water.
According to CFPUA spokesman Mike McGill, crews were already working to repair a leak near the intersection of Covil Farm and Military Cutoff Road. He says during the work yesterday, though, crews discovered pipes they did not know were there. He says crews continue investigating and working to fix that break before workers are moved to the other two breaks.
McGill says another water main broke this morning nearby at Paradise Way and Military Cutoff in the Pebble Cove community. CFPUA says they then began getting calls about a water main break on Middle Sound Loop Road in the Ogden area.