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Boil-water advisory lifted in Johnston County

Posted July 7, 2010

— Johnston County Public Utilities lifted a boil-water advisory Wednesday morning that had been issued after a water main broke in Smithfield Monday.

The advisory had affected Kenly and areas north of Pine Level, northwest of Princeton and southeast of Interstate 95.

Homes and businesses didn't have water pressure while crews repaired the line Tuesday. Restaurants couldn't use ice and had to use disposable utensils and dishes.

Utilities representatives had said the advisory is routine for a water-main break and would be lifted after water samples were tested for bacteria.

Last week, residents of Smithfield were also ordered to boil water after tests detected the presence of E. coli bacteria in water samples. Restaurants were forced to close for a couple days.

County officials said Tuesday that there is no reason for concern about the quality of the water supply.

"It's coincidence that all this had happened within a week or so of each other," county spokesman Robin Gurgainus said.


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  • Methuselah Jul 7, 2010

    @VariousGood: An ostrich for an avatar? How appropriate that you chose an animal that has no teeth....

  • tiger50 Jul 7, 2010

    We live in Angier and our water is wonderful. No taste of chemicals. Everyone comments on how great our water taste. Not sure about other Johnston Cty locations but in Angier we are good!!

  • smegma Jul 7, 2010

    the water is disgusting in johnston county. you can nearly taste the flouride and other chemicals in it. i have never understood the govt's notion to poison our water system. sure blame it on "clean teeth" whatever. the bag has skull and crossbones on it at the "treatment" center. do some research

  • ncemt7 Jul 7, 2010

    True - but we also need water to take care of our children. Since you make light of the situation, I wonder if you have ever had to worry about a potential bacteria being in something you use every day. It definetly is a relief to not have to boil our water anymore.

  • Opinionated1 Jul 7, 2010

    Don't you have to boil the water to make the moonshine anyway?