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Water restrictions a must after temporary fix didn't work

Brunswick County is under a State of Emergency after attempts at a temporary fix to a broken water main didn't work. It is imperative for residents to restrict water usage. (Source: CFPUA) Brunswick County is under a State of Emergency after attempts at a temporary fix to a broken water main didn't work. It is imperative for residents to restrict water usage. (Source: CFPUA)
The raw water main broke last Thursday flooding the surrounding area. (Source: CFPUA) The raw water main broke last Thursday flooding the surrounding area. (Source: CFPUA)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Brunswick County is under a State of Emergency after attempts at a temporary fix to a broken water main didn't work. It is imperative for all public water users to restrict usage.

According to officials in Brunswick County, crews worked into the night in an effort to add a band sleeve as a temporary repair, but their efforts were not successful.

All utility customers must adhere to the mandatory water restrictions. It appears the county's risk of running out of water has increased substantially.

Outdoor use of public water is prohibited. This includes irrigation and car washing, but does not include commercial car washing at this time.

The raw water main owned by the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority that carries raw water from the Kings Bluff Raw Water Pump Station to the County-owned Northwest Water Treatment Plant and others broke Thursday. 

Since this water main break affects one of Brunswick County Public Utilities’ sources of water, it affects not only Brunswick County Public Utilities customers but also the customers of utility providers that purchase wholesale water from Brunswick County.

Crews are expected to begin repairs to the line Friday evening and continue throughout the weekend.

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