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A leaky, out-dated water system means repairs, and that means money. And guess who gets to pay?
Irene may be long gone, but the effects of the hurricane are still being felt in water quality fears all along the rivers of eastern North Carolina.
The power was restored to the island around 11 a.m. Currently the public water system is turned off as a result of the prolonged power failure earlier this morning. This was done to reduce the risk of home sewer systems spilling sewage onto the ground. We plan to turn the water system back on this afternoon, provided no other issues arise.
The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has canceled a boil water advisory for a New Hanover County neighborhood.
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Customers in a New Hanover County neighborhood are advised to boil their water before using it. Customers in the Laurel Ridge subdivision near Carolina Beach Road reported a loss of service or low water pressure Monday night.
Officials say groundwater contamination from a former textile plant in Fayetteville is three times deeper than they first thought.