Water main break dries thousands

Residents of four New Hanover County neighborhoods may have gotten their water back Thursday night, but it is still not safe to drink.

County officials have issued a boil water notice for residents of the Kings Grant, Kings Grant Extension, Wildflower and Crestwood areas. This after water and sewer crews severed a 12 inch water main Thursday morning.

It left about 1,800 people without water. Around 3:00 Thursday afternoon, crews were able to repair the broken valves and restore the water, but not before creating some serious headaches.

County officials have sent a sample of the water off for tests. The results are expected Friday afternoon at the earliest. Until then, water in the area is considered unsafe for drinking.

Reported by: Ellen Goldberg