Emergency boil water advisory issued for Kings Grant, approximately 150 customers affected

Updated: Mar. 23, 2021 at 9:11 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Crews for CFPUA are responding to a water main break at Dickens and Lord Tennyson Road in New Hanover County this morning and the water provider has issued an emergency boil water advisory for residents in Kings Grant.

“Crews are responding to a water main break caused by a motorist striking a fire hydrant near the intersection of Dickens Drive and Lord Tennyson Road. The following addresses are under a precautionary boil water advisory: the 5100 and 5200 blocks of Lord Tennyson Road; the 900, 1000, and 1100 blocks of Lord Thomas Road; all of Morris Court; all of Shakespeare Drive; all of Dickens Drive; all of Keats Place; all of Hardy Place; all of Fielding Drive; and all of Kipling Court,” according to CFPUA.

When under a boil water advisory, customers are asked to boil water for one minute and allow to cool before consumption.

“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,” according to CFPUA.

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