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Two days later, Aqua NC water advisory continues in north Raleigh

Posted September 28
Updated September 29

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— In a statement issued Thursday, Aqua North Carolina said it would link 700 north Raleigh customers to a temporary water source due to water system pressure issues. Almost two days later, households in Stonehenge, Wildwood Green and Still Water Landing are still recommended to boil water used for human consumption for one to two minutes before using.

The company released a statement Friday pointing to high irrigation use and a lack of recent rainfall as primary causes for the issue.

"At this point, we have not definitively determined the cause of the pressure reduction, and are investigating the source of the decline in well flow. Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, contractors and equipment will be in these communities," the statement said.

The company warned that customers could see "temporary discoloration of their water" or a slightly different taste.

Despite having made progress to restore water pressure, Aqua NC was asking customers to avoid non-essential water use and asking the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to make that request mandatory.

The President of Aqua America told WRAL News that recent water shortages or outages are due to overuse.

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