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Fayetteville boil water advisory remains

Posted January 8, 2018 5:14 a.m. EST
Updated July 12, 2018 2:13 p.m. EDT

— A water main break affecting thousands of customers in Fayetteville will remain in effect at least through Monday evening.

The Public Works Commission says a valve broke on a 16-inch line, and another pipe sprang a leak Saturday. Those breaks are now fixed, but the lines have to be flushed and tested.

Most PWC customers remain under the boil water advisory, along with Aqua NC water customers in Cumberland County and Spring Lake.

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.