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Creedmoor issues boil-water order

Posted July 21, 2010 3:24 p.m. EDT

— The thunderstorms that raked the Triangle area late Tuesday knocked out power to the pumps in Creedmoor's water system, prompting city officials to issue an advisory Wednesday for customers to boil their water.

The pumps were repaired and put back into service by 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, but officials said the short period of low pressure in the water system increased the potential for bacteria to get into the local water.

Officials advised water customers to boil all water used for human consumption, including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth and making ice, or to use bottled water. Vigorous boiling for one minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that might be in the water, they said.

The city was testing the water for bacteria and expected to get the results back by Thursday evening, officials said.