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UPDATED: Boil water notice for Wrightsville Beach remains in effect

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Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m. update

A boil water advisory for Wrightsville Beach businesses and residents from Causeway Drive south to Jack Parker Boulevard will likely be in effect until at least Thursday and possibly into Friday, according to a Tuesday morning email from town manager Tim Owens.

The email states the water leak was likely due to the heavy rains this year causing an inlet built over the water line to fail and create holes in the water line below. Town employees have slowed the leak but they are waiting on a piece of equipment that will allow them to finish repairs.

Because of the potential for bacteria in the water, those in the affected area should boil water before any use, including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.

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A broken water main pipe on Waynick Boulevard near Chadourn Street is resulting in low pressure and outages in the distribution system that could affect water quality in the town’s south end, the Wrightsville Beach public works department announced at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.

Because of the potential for bacteria in the water, the department said residents and businesses from Causeway Drive south to Jack Parker Boulevard should boil water before any use, including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation. Using bottled water is another acceptable option.

The department recommends vigorously boiling water for at least one minute to kill any organisms that cause disease.

Water users in the area affected by the main break will experience low pressure and outages until repairs can be made within the next few hours, the department said, but the advisory to boil water will remain in effect until the town issues a written notice. In the meantime, the department urges water users in the affected area to conserve water whenever possible.

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