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Stovall under boil water advisory

Posted March 5, 2013

— Stovall residents were being advised Tuesday to boil water to reduce the possibility of bacterial contamination while the town makes repairs to the water system.

There are periods of low pressure and outages because of water main breaks along N.C. Highway 15, according to a statement from Mayor Janet Parrott. The low pressure can increase the potential of bacteria entering the system.

Parrott said the water will be tested to ensure its safety once the repairs are completed.

Meanwhile, residents are urged to boil any water for consumption vigorously for one minute to kill any bacteria. That includes water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes or food preparation.

Stovall-Shaw Elementary School was closed Tuesday because of the water problems.


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  • godshelper Mar 5, 2013

    Stovall is a great little town with low crime and wonderful people. This is rare that this happened. They will get it fixed and everything will be back to normal soon.

  • living the dream Mar 5, 2013

    Glad I'm not on municipal water. I''ll take the private well every time.

  • Relic Mar 5, 2013

    Stovall is one of the smallest incorporated towns in NC. I don't think it's even one full square mile and it's in the middle of not much between Oxford, NC and Clarksville, VA. Closest thing to "Mayberry" you'll find in the area north of RTP. They even have a two man police department, or at least did a couple of years ago.

  • Cock a doodle doo Mar 5, 2013

    Never heard of it. From the pictures I see online, it looks like it's still not out of the 1800's.

  • 68_dodge_polara Mar 5, 2013

    I love that town's name.