Water-use limits lifted in Johnston County
Posted April 23, 2010 4:12 p.m. EDT
Updated April 23, 2010 4:37 p.m. EDT
Smithfield, N.C. — The water level in the tanks at the Johnston County water treatment plant returned to normal Friday afternoon, and authorities lifted a request that users limit water consumption.
Johnston County Public Utilities asked customers to conserve water Thursday after a pipe at the plant was damaged. The pipe was fixed by Friday morning, and water service returned to normal for customers in Clayton, Four Oaks, Princeton and Kenly and customers of Carolina Water Service and Aqua N.C. within Johnston County.
Crews installing a new water pipe on Thursday accidentally hit the existing pipe, causing it to shift but not break, county spokesman Pat LaCarter said.
LaCarter said the 63,000 customers the water plant serves shouldn't notice any major disruption in service.