CFPUA to shut off water along N. 4th St. Friday

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Parts of northern Wilmington will lose water service for a few hours Friday afternoon as CFPUA crews replace three water valves.

CFPUA will issue a precautionary boil water advisory for homes and businesses in the 600 through 1200 blocks of N. 4th Street, all of Parsley and Davis streets, the 1100 block of Cowan St., the 400 block of Swann Street and the 300 block of Harnett Street.

The work will start around noon and run into the early evening. Traffic will be shifted in the area, but CFPUA does not expect road closures or detours.

The project was originally scheduled for March 21, but it was postponed due to specific concerns over potential economic impact.

The precautionary boil water advisory is being issued because periods of low or no pressure increase the potential for the introduction of bacteria into the water system. CFPUA customers in affected area should boil their water for one minute then allow it to cool prior to consumption or utilize another water source such as bottled water. Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing and the preparation of baby formula. Customers do not need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.

The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until water quality testing has occurred and service has returned to normal. CFPUA says that typically happens within 24 hours.

Customers can also call into CFPUA's new Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Information Line at (910) 332-6500 for details.

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Mike McGill from CFPUA here. Don't worry folks, we will bill the customers for any water that spills during the work. Somebody has to pay and it is you.

Two comments...

#1 - Guesty, you're an ass. People have a hard enough job having to be available to whatever comes their way 24/7 and report it honestly without crows-on-the-wire mocking them. I don't know McGill, but whatever he makes he is probably worth every penny. You couldn't get a job there? What I've seen is that he addresses people, and knocks down rumors and other misstatements. They seem to be pretty transparent...more than others around here.

#2 - Notice CFPUA again is doing construction...replacing something that probably should have been replaced by the city of Wilmington 20 years ago. Most people's hatred of CFPUA comes from one thing...they have to raise rates to pay for things the politicians in this town had no stomach for. Look at today's headlines...City of Wilmington has a budget shortfall and the mere mention of raising taxes has all the politicians peeing their pants.

I've lived all around the beautiful country. Taxes in this state are dirt cheap, which is why everyone wants to come here. My folks pay two and a half times what folks in this town pay. But you mention the need to raise taxes and everyone starts crying here. The duplicity is hypocrisy on display. Things need to be fixed, and that costs money.

"Not Mike McGill"? Really? You are a fast one, aren't you Dana? Thanks for your opinion of me. No, I never applied to cfpua nor do I want to. My skill set is best used in my current occupation that I have held for over a decade.

Since one of your skill-sets seems to be anonymous dart throwing at people trying to do their jobs, why don't you enlighten us as to your employer/occupation so we can all give our assessment of your performance?

Sorry, you can't see my work. I don't wish to provide my employer or exactly what type of work I do. Nor do I want or need your assessment of my performance. When he decided to become the mouthpiece for cfpua, he because a public figure and therefore open to praise and ridicule.

Anonymous coward - living by a double standard. Internet expert...willing to heap vast amounts of criticism of others without providing background/expertise. I seriously doubt you are qualified to make factual assessments...but, as you say, carry on.

No double standard, my job isn't in the public eye so I choose to stay anonymous. Again, I don't need your assessment of me nor are you qualified to give any. Why not tell all of us where you work and what you do? But thanks for the kind words.

I don't work any more since I retired. But I know what work is, and how hard it is trying to do a good job without people who haven't a clue how to perform your job snipe at you from a comfortable distance. Seems to be a trend here...you should lead a parade or something. I guess if you really want to talk about it, go to the phone book and figure it out.

...for your service to this country. I'll leave the parades and phone books to you.

I didn't know there was such a demand for negative deadbeats that never have anything constructive to say. I would say you are well-suited to that occupation and should continue doing nothing.

I see you have filled that position nicely. Carry on.

Guesty, pause a moment and recognize that both Dana and Guestman owned you in the above debate. Most of your contributions on this board are vapid except for the times when you are outright cruel.

You do serve a meager purpose in my life, you give me cause to thank my Maker that I am not you.

That sounds great to me because I often thank God I'm not you.

Guesty, you remain fun to watch. You still have been "owned" in the argument. Sorry but today I choose not to grant you the final word.

Since it is on the Internet, it must be true. Are you also a French model?