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UPDATE: Boil water advisory for Downtown Wilmington this weekend

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UPDATE: NEW/UPDATE! – Water Service Transfer/3rd Street Project – The previously reported times for this scheduled water system shut down has been adjusted to minimize impact to busy downtown community:

Operations associated with the full transfer shutdown, scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 4, 2011, will begin at 10:00 p.m. and is expected to be completed by 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2011. The contractor, hired by the City of Wilmington, will be tying in newly installed water lines as part of the ongoing 3rd Street Improvement Project. During the time of this scheduled shutdown, customers may experience loss of pressure or water; residents in the affected area will be under a precautionary boil water advisory which will be in effect until water quality testing has occurred and service is returned to normal. 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, CFPUA advises that when water service is restored, residents in the area boil their water prior to human consumption or utilize another water source such as bottled water. Human consumption includes all water used for cooking, making ice, drink mixing, food preparation, hand washing, or other means of consumption. Residents should vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.

Establishments regulated by the New Hanover County Health Department should refer to the county’s website or contact the County Health Department for more information.

Additional notification will be posted on our website and customers will be notified when testing is completed, typically within 24 hours, and service is returned to normal. For more information refer to our website: www.cfpua.org.

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- As new water lines are activated as a part of the North 3rd Street Improvement Project, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a water advisory for parts of downtown beginning Sunday, December 4 at 3 a.m. This is due to a necessary brief shutdown of service while new connections are being made. The boil water advisory has been issued for:

· 200 and 300 blocks of Market St.;

· 3rd St. between Princess and Ann St.;

· 200 and 300 block of Orange St.;

· 100-300 block of Dock St.;

· 200 and 300 block of Princess St.;

· 100 block of South 2nd St.

The advisory will remain in place until mandatory water testing is completed by CFPUA following the restoration of service. We anticipate that this will occur sometime late Sunday or early Monday. More information is also available at www.cfpua.org. The city regrets any inconvenience this may cause and will work with the Authority to restore service as quickly as possible.

If you have questions concerning this notice, please call the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority at 332-6738.

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