System Pressure Advisory issued in Brunswick Co.

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A System Pressure Advisory has been issued for parts of Brunswick County.

Brunswick County Public Utilities says customers are experiencing periods of low water pressure because of a power outage.

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The affected area includes the intersection of Highway 221 and Highway 17 to the intersection of Highway 17 and Old Shallotte Road.

It also includes BCPU customers on streets connected to Route 17 between Supply and Shallotte. This does not affect the town of Shallotte.

BCPU says periods of no pressure increases the chance for a backsiphonage and bacteria in the water.

It advises customers to boil their water before drinking, preparing food, brushing teeth or washing dishes.

The advisory is in effect until further notice.