Boil water advisory rescinded in Lake Waccamaw
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 4:49 PM EST
LAKE WACCAMAW, N.C. (WECT) - The following areas are no longer under a system pressure advisory: Powell Street, Mt. Zion Street, Schulken Street, James Avenue, Bingham Lane, Wananish Avenue and Firetower Road and East Columbus High School.
Previously, a water main break on Firetower Road had caused periods of low pressure and outages in the Lake Waccamaw Water System. Low or no pressure in the system increases the chance of back siphonage and bacteria.
The Division of Water Resources previously advised that any water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) be vigorously boiled for one minute or to use bottled water.
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