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Boil water advisory issued for Fayetteville due to low water pressure

Posted January 6, 2018 9:08 p.m. EST
Updated July 12, 2018 2:13 p.m. EDT

— Many restaurants and businesses in Fayetteville closed early Saturday night due to low water pressure and a boil water advisory.

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission issued a low water pressure and boil water advisory Saturday night around 7:45 p.m.

The issued map shows affected communities along Skibo Road, Reaford Road, Fort Bragg and Cliffdale Road.

Cumberland County Environmental Health Inspectors are following up with establishments regarding the issue, which resulted from water main breaks.

"No we have to boil, and who knows how long that's going to take because they all have to go back to school Monday and obviously they can't boil water fountain," resident Michele Ornelas said. "A little frustrating. First snow storm of the season. Not even a bad snow storm."

Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for bacteria into the water system.

Customers are advised to boil all water used for human consumption.