Part of Hampstead to have water temporarily cut off

Tap water from sink (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — Hampstead residents along Sloop Point Loop Road will have their water temporarily cut off as NCDOT crews complete a water main relocation.

According to a new release from Pender County, the work will take place from 11 p.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thursday.

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This will impact water customers along Sloop Point Loop Road from Highway 17 to Strawberry Fields Way, Country Club Drive from Sloop Point Loop Road to Mallard Bay Road, and all of the Mallard Bay Road area served by Pender County Utilities.

The water main is being moved to make way for an NCDOT project, the release states. Water service will return to residents “as soon as possible upon completion of the work.”

When water is restored, customers are advised to boil all water used for human consumption, to kill bacteria that may have entered the system during periods of low or no pressure. The advisory was issued by the Rocky Point/Topsail Water System and the North Carolina Division of Water Resources.

The release notes, “vigorous boiling for one 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.”