CFPUA: Boil water advisories Wednesday, Thursday near Randall & S. Kerr.

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority says work to replace water main valves near Randall Parkway and S. Kerr Ave. will mean a boil water advisory for customers in the area tomorrow and Thursday.

CFPUA says the work may result in periods of low water pressure or outages for several customers.

As a precaution, a boil water advisory will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday for about 300 customers in the following areas:

  • 4502-6612 Randall Parkway
  • 370-637, 708, 716, 724, 824-839, 890 & 894 S. Kerr Avenue
  • All customers on Kimberly Way
  • 4512-4719 Patrick Avenue
  • 816-820 S. College Road

Boil water advisory will start at 7 p.m. Thursday for about 200 customers in the following areas:

  • 4502-6612 Randall Parkway
  • 370-618 and 622 S. Kerr Avenue
  • 4512-4719 Patrick Avenue

CFPUA will issue notifications when the advisories are lifted.

Periods of low or no pressure in the water distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage 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.

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