Boil water advisory for parts of Dunn
Posted January 31, 2020 8:58 a.m. EST
Updated January 31, 2020 10:25 a.m. EST
Dunn, N.C. — Water consumers in portions of the City of Dunn were put under a boil water advisory Friday morning.
Dunn Public Utilities said they were experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a water main break on the 700 block of E. Johnson St.
Areas shown on this map are under the advisory, according to officials.
Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system, according to officials.
When water service is restored, officials advised consumers to boil all water used for human consumption--including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.
Officials said, "Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water."
They also suggested using bottled water.
Officials said the advisory would remain in effect until consumers received a written notification about the advisory being lifted.