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Franklin County towns advised to boil water after leak

Posted November 5, 2017 9:40 a.m. EST
Updated November 5, 2017 4:56 p.m. EST

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— Franklin County officials advised residents of two towns to boil their water due to a water leak repair.

Residents of Franklinton and Youngsville are experiencing low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a leak at N.C. Highway 56 and U.S. Highway 1. Periods of low or no water pressure increase the potential for the introduction of bacteria into the water, county officials said.

Water was turned back on to all residents by Saturday evening.

The Division of Water Resources advised boiling all water intended for consumption for one minute before using.

Officials with Franklin County Schools said 10 of the 17 schools in the district are impacted by the boil water advisory. Large water coolers will be brought to all affected schools Monday morning and precautions will be taken in preparing all food and drinks served to students and staff.

"The school system is in close communicatino with the Public Utilities Director and will adjust plans as needed," district officials said.