Boil Water advisory in effect in Lake Waccamaw


LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) – The water consumers of the Lake Waccamaw Water System in Columbus County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a broken water line.

The advisory is in effect from 2506 Canal Cove Rd. and continues to the end of Waccamaw Shores.

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Town officials say this does not include the Wooded Acres Subdivision. This advisory will continue until further notice.

Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphoning and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Therefore, the Division of Water Resources advised that when water is restored consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.

This office is strongly urging the water consumers to conserve water whenever possible.  This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.