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Boil-water order issued for Rolesville

Posted October 27, 2011
Updated October 28, 2011

— Raleigh's municipal water system officials issued a boil-water order Thursday evening for customers in Rolesville.

A road crew working at the intersection of U.S. Highway 401 and Burlington Mills Road accidentally hit a 12-inch water main shortly before 1 p.m., officials said.

Five customers were without water service as utility crews worked to repair the main, but other water customers in Rolesville might have experienced low water pressure while crews isolated the leak, officials said.

Because of the pressure drop, all Raleigh water customers in Rolesville were advised to boil water used for human consumption, including drinking, cooking, making ice and washing dishes, to kill any bacteria in the system.

Officials said that tests to determine whether the water is safe won't be complete until Friday afternoon. 


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  • tedlysen Oct 31, 2011

    I like growth but if you check the laws the state can take your property anytime they want. The law says they have to pay you the difference in value but does not say who has to prove it. WCPSS, being a government agency took my land and offered me next to nothing. I could potentially lose my home. Yep, growth is good especially when your not the one losing your home in the process!

  • BORN + RAISED IN NC Oct 31, 2011

    First of all, let me say I've lived in the Wake Forest-Rolesville area my entire life. Second, there wouldn't have been a busted water main due to road construction if the mayor did not cowtailed to a developer and had traffic rerouted at an expense of well over a million dollars and condemning our front yard to do so. Tax dollars had already been spent to build a road, but due to a protest another road is being built. This is such a huge waste of tax dollars, and WCPSS has laid off employees to save money, but instead of standing up to someone making money hand over fist, they chose to waste more money, think about that when your child doesn't have needed instructors/supplies due to budget cuts. Third, I doubt you'd be making the comments about growth if local government came in and stole your property...

  • Bartmeister Oct 28, 2011

    What's WCPSS and cutting cable lines have to do with boiling water? Understand you don't like the growth around you, but that's what happens when your community becomes appealing and popular...........people move into it and they build infrastructure to support it. I've lived in Wake Forest and Knightdale (both small towns when I first moved there) and invariably everyone tries to stunt or resist the growth. I get it. I liked thew small town atmosphere also, that's why I moved there but eventually growth is gonna happen and if you want that country, small town feeling you're gonna have to move further out. Growth is good when done correctly. Rolesville needs better and more retail. Schools just reflect influx of families.

  • busyb97 Oct 27, 2011

    Gee...how do they get the word out about boil-alerts? I never heard that. Thankfully, we haven't used much water (for consumption) today....we were drinking from some bottled waters today more than regular filtered fridge.

  • tedlysen Oct 27, 2011

    If WCPSS had not taken my property and they would stay out of my yard and quit cutting cable lines and such there would not be a problem. Of course they will cut the gas line next and blow my house up with me in it. Then they wont have to pay me for what their taking. Warning to everyone, they take what they want and dont care who they hurt in the process!

  • BORN + RAISED IN NC Oct 27, 2011

    Well, well, well, if the mayor of Rolesville wouldn't have
    Cowtaiiled down to a developer, said water main would not be busted and my phone and cable would not get cut every other day. In addition taxpayers wouldn't be spending over $1 mil. for road improvements because there is a road already built, that tax money paid for but won't be used all because of a DEVELOPER!

  • hunter38 Oct 27, 2011

    But on the bright side.......the town now has a pretty fountain