Boil Water Advisory issued for downtown Wilmington apartment complex

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

This advisory has been rescinded as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — CFPUA utility crews on Monday are making emergency repairs to a water main damaged by a contractor.

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Approximately 275 customers in Sawmill Point Condominiums likely will have periods of low water pressure or outages.

As a precaution, a boil water advisory is in effect while crews work to repair the main. CFPUA will issue notifications when the advisory is lifted.

Periods of low or no pressure in the water distribution system increase the potential for backsiphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

When under a boil water advisory, customers are asked to boil their water for one minute, then allow it to cool prior to consumption. Alternatively, they may use another water source such as bottled water.

Consumption includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, food preparation, fruit and vegetable washing, pet consumption, and the preparation of baby formula. Customers do NOT need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.

Before a boil water advisory is lifted, CFPUA lab staff test the water to ensure it is safe to drink.