ONWASA asks residents to check pipes for breaks

ONWASA asks residents to check pipes for breaks

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WECT) - ONWASA customers are asked to check their plumbing for possible breaks after last week's freezing temperatures.

The water utility company reported over 13.7 million gallons of water used on a single say alone. An increase was expected, but not the volumes of water needed.


Water production rates between Dec. 28 and Jan. 8 show a steady trend in usage:

  • 12/28/2017    7,560,000
  • 12/29/2017    7,911,000
  • 12/30/2017    7,909,000
  • 12/31/2017    8,374,000
  • 1/1/2018    8,515,000
  • 1/2/2018    9,845,000
  • 1/3/2018    12,063,000
  • 1/4/2018    11,437,000
  • 1/5/2018    11,747,000
  • 1/6/2018    12,333,000
  • 1/7/2018    12,957,000
  • 1/8/2018    13,727,000

Part of the usage comes from residents dripping their faucets to prevent freezing pipes. Water pipe breaks counts for more. ONWASA waived all fees for water turn-off and turn-on because of last week's winter storm.

ONWASA says they are inspecting all water mains, plants and tower to secure no breaks in the community's infrastructure.

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